Published Aug 07, 2007Whether it's their always comical song or album titles (New Erections anyone?), or their noise-ringing spazz-outs complemented by perverse, sci-fi weirdness the Locust have rarely strayed from the neck-breaking chaos they brought upon their inception. But as this cut from their latest LP reveals, they've "honed" their sound, without fucking it up. Ridiculous song title able to force a belly laugh? "We have Reached An Official Verdict: Nobody Gives A Shit" - check. Paroxysmal sensation? Yes sir. But what is this? Can I actually distinguish some lyrics, even most of the chorus? It seems so. And it's so spacious and laid out, like going from a cramped Smartcar to a roomy Range Rover. My neck hurts less, but I'm still enjoying the ride. I guess when front-man Justin Pearson said they would "slow this down and play it longer and let it develop," he was right because "High-Maintenance Libido, Bring the Whole Family" this is not.
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