New from 12XU, who wrote this about this lp...
Who amongst us hasn’t pondered how good Joy Division might’ve been
had they been recorded by Spot (NOT SPOT LONG OF TRAILER SPACE, ARE YOU
FUCKING KIDDING ME?) instead of Martin Hannett? Don’t all raise your
hands at once.
OK, maybe I’m the only one that’s woken up in the middle of the night
grappling with that particular “what if?” But I’ll bet I’m not not
nearly the only person that’s about to be poleaxed by The Dead Space’s
long-awaited debut album, ‘Faker’. The trio of bassist/vocalist Quin
Galavis, guitarist Garrett Hadden and drummer Jenny Arthur have been
honing their craft in Austin, TX since high school, but after a 7” on
Hadden’s excellent Thread Pull label (Flesh Lights, Foreign Mothers), a
song on the second ‘Casual Victim Pile’ comp. (12XU, 2012) the moment is
long overdue for The Dead Space to put-it-all-together. And that’s
exactly what they’ve done —this is a band whose blend of tension,
fragility and genuine muscle —certainly in the spirit of avowed
influences like Joy Division, Bauhaus and Swans without being remotely
copyist ——has never been nearly this confident or incandescent.
We’re a couple of years past The Dead Space making the good-to-great
leap ; at present, they’re in the middle of that awkward period I like
to call the “How Have You Assholes Slept On This Amazing Band?” Stage.
And while the recent notoriety of their other projects might elevate The
Dead Space’s profile a tad (ie. Galavis’ beautiful solo works or the
heavier jams laid down with Nazi Gold, Hadden’s recent participation in
Ghetto Ghouls), ‘Faker’’ Is The Real Deal. Like Evander Holyfield.
Don’t be a fucking Charley Steiner.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 08 July, 2014.