Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A history of violence

David Cronenberg's Wife are one of those bands who creep up on you stealthily. From behind. After dark. With a dirty great bloodied knife. Probably. Somewhere akin to The Fall, the Birthday Party and some really macabre, dark yet sardonic early 20th century Russian poet, their album of last year Bluebeard's Rooms was a psychedelic headfuck of evil hearted anti-pop. That thread continues onto their digital EP out on May 25th, from which this, not unlike a less clattering version of old STN favourites Gindrinker*, is the title track.**

David Cronenberg's Wife - The Fight Song

* Where are they, anyway? Although we saw them in September, there's been no news updates from them since the single last March.
** We think we're allowed to post this - let us know if that's not the case, Blang.

1 comment:

23 Daves said...

For my money, the B-side "Suicide - Stretch Out" is the clear winner here. Focussing on whether the listener would rather push other people on to train tracks or jump on to them themselves, it's been cheering me up on many a weary commute.