Published Nov 22, 20098. Lullabye Arkestra Threats/Worship (Vice)
A series of unions ― of course Justin Small and Katia Taylor's wedded bliss, a warm welcome from Vice Records, and the concept of oppressive "bad" versus the freedom of "good" ― are behind Lullabye Arkestra's sophomore album, one definitive of the stripped-down ferocity the two-piece was forced to nurture sans auxiliary musicians. From the metal sludge of "This Is A Storm" to the hardcore churn of "Get Nervous" and the booze-soaked balladry of "Sad Sad Story," the band's real passions are being uprooted and put on full, messy display. Threats/Worship shed layers only to reveal something bigger ― something that's still growing.