BLACK BLACK, THE: “One Blunt Death Party” b/w “You’re a Danger”: 7”

May 21, 2014

In case the name didn’t give it away, The Black Black stands firmly on the gothier end of arty post-punk. Heavily distorted bass grooves tie both these tracks together, working particularly well in the dancey break of “You’re a Danger.” The drawling, Pixies-style stage whispers tend to come off a little dated, as far as vocals go, but there’s no denying these guys are pulling off the cool-moody-Brooklyn-kids aesthetic. The artwork and packaging is slick, featuring some great line drawings of ghoulish babes and cheap beer cans. Pretty accurately summarizes the tone of the whole record, come to think of it. 

 –Indiana Laub (Money Fire,