TOTAL CONTROL: “Paranoid Video” b/w “Real Estate”: 7"

Nov 16, 2010

This is some top notch fascist new wave. Not Benito, “let’s bomb Crete and kill all the communists” fascist. Mind-controlling Devo fascist. Joy Division’s bleak wasteland, gripping a rusty wire tethered to a black dawn fascist. The band could easily be named after any number of concentration camp or SS death head brigade and be right in perfectly-ordered line. Nervous Gender-type “is this even music?” fascist. George Orwell predicted this shit down to the roboto-voice, you-will-obey fascist (with a bit of Tuxedomoon). It sounds bloodless, scary, and forceful in all the right ways. If more music was like this, I’d be more inclined to learn how to take over a country by coercion and force.

 –todd (SmartGuy,