Friday, April 29, 2011
Red In Tooth And Claw by BATS (2009)
Kind of Like: Cast of Cheers, So Many Dynamos, Foals, Adebisi Shank
Genres: Post-Hardcore, Math Rock, Progressive
Kenny put this on when we were going out to see our friend Justin play in Detroit. I have been meaning to listen to this band because they always seem to be brought up/recommended alongisde Adebisi Shank and Cast of Cheers. There are definitely aspects of those bands that I like involved here (noodly math rock/dancy beats) and also some influences that aren't as prominent with those bands that I still really enjoy (post-hardcore). Give this album a listen, you'll dig it. Here's a tip though, skip the first song, it doesn't really do the album a whole lot of opening justice until the very end. On a sidenote, all bands need to set up a bandcamp account and finally put the nail in the coffin for myspace.