MANIKIN: Keep Dancing Charlie: 7"

Jul 14, 2011

Part of me wants to tell the me who claimed in a review of one of their earlier releases that they sounded like early south bay punk, “Dude, what the fuck were you smoking?” Thing is, I can still kinda see where that earlier me was coming from, ‘cause I definitely hear some punk heft in the two tunes here, along with a bit of Gang Of Four noodling and an almost tribal undertow to the drums. While dashes of darker post punk are slathered all over the chassis, there’s a bit more going on under the hood. This is definitely worth your time.

 –jimmy (Super Secret)