XAXAXA: Tango Revolucioner: CD

Sep 26, 2011

The name of this band means HAHAHA in Cyrillic. This band is from Europe and plays their brand of tightly-knit, punk-influenced rock pretty well. I specifically liked the bass playing, which tended to lead things a bit. From what I researched, people really want to compare them with Hüsker Dü, which I simply don’t see. If this was the early ‘90s and this music was sung in English, they would have been immediately labeled college rock. There are ten songs, most under three minutes. The energy is steady and doesn’t fan out towards the end or slump on some slow songs. Unfortunately, this caused me to zone out a lot and I had to re-listen to the album a lot to really feel I’d heard it. Through some research, I found out this is basically a band called Bernays Propaganda without the female singer, so if you like this, that might be up your alley as well.

 –Rene Navarro (Moonlee)

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