your skull - my elegance
This EP is a bullet. There are tons of bands that only manage to capture what I like to call studio brutality, meaning that they only sound aggressive and powerful because of the studio trickery applied to the production of their records, but when you see them live (or check out a video on Youtube) it's completely disappointing. Your Skull is far from all of that. Their release Make Elegante sounds like music made by a band that should be on a stage.
They blend the sophisticated, yet accessible melodic solutions of post hardcore (think Fugazi, Jawbreaker, At The Drive In) to the direct grit of garage rock and roll (think International Noise Conspiracy, The Stooges…).I portrayed this band as aggressive, but it would be misleading to only describe this band as an all-in-your-face act, because their music showcases a really refreshing eclectic twist to it, even featuring elements of indie rock and electro (in a way making me think of bands like Bloc Party). A couple of highlights that you should check out on their bandcamp page are "Ms. Black-Eyed Medicine", "Special Feelings" and "Headbag". The pure kinetic energy of these songs had me hyped up and ready for more. It actually reminded me of the way I felt when I first listened to the Blood Brothers a couple of years back. Make Elegante is definitely something. I urge you to listen to it if you like any of the bands I mentioned. But also listen to it if you don't!
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