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