REBUILDING THE RIGHTS OF STATUES
"Die In 1977"
from Cut Off! (Tag Team)
Context is everything sometimes. These three have their postpunk moves down. The guitars clang and ring out like Keith Levene circa 1979; the bass and drums thud along, occasionally erupting into martial rattle, like Gang Of Four’s “Anthrax”; the vocalist howls, throat raw with angst, as his bandmates mutter noncommittally beside him. If Rebuilding The Rights Of Statues were from Brooklyn, I’d probably think they were total douchebags, and stand tapping my foot impatiently waiting for them to get hyped to the skies. But they’re from mainland China, so... [Read the rest here.]