Published Feb 14, 2008I hate to reference such blatantly exploited music markets of the past like Seattle and Halifax (1992), Detroit (2001) and Montreal (2004), but in case you didnt know, [*adopt Randy Jackson voice*] Baltimores got it goin on dawg to the point where soon it will be inundated with Time features and The OReilly Factor damning its corruptive influence over our impressionable youth. Okay, I know this isnt exactly news to any of the B-more scenesters, but as of late the home of the Orioles (and one fine aquarium might I add) has been consistently generating a sick amount of volatile bands that are keeping me fat and full of contentment, kinda like Garfield after a tray of lasagne.
TheDeathSet radiate the same hyper-spastics as fellow B-more jaw-droppers like Dan Deacon, Ponytail and Videohippos. Led by founder Johnny Siera (originally from Sydney, Australia) - the only member that I can actually confirm is currently in the band - theDeathset are a bratty, wound up duo that write rapid, abrasive punk songs with a drum machine that commands you to just get stupid and dance. Taken from their forthcoming full-length, Worldwide (out April 8 on Counter, Ninja Tunes "rock imprint ), "Negative Thinking is an impulsive, sample-heavy firecracker with a super-clap-happy beat and overblown melodies that give you the feeling that theyre taunting you like one of those short bullies with a height complex. Its a natural born anthem and its fun, man.
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TheDeathset "Negative Thinking