MP3 The Dont's - Misc Radio Leakage
The Dont''s are a San Francisco based "Indie-Punk-ShoeJazz-NewWave" act on the rise, recording their next at John Vanderlice''s Tiny Telephone in the winter of 2005-2006.
10 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, POP: New Wave
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"The Dont''s make great sense out of a couple of decades of indie-rock chock-a-block, distilling groove, harsh trippiness, and bratty bullhorn abuse into a compellingly good time. The hectoring Fall vocals, extended Can jams, and the tense but eloquent Modest Mouse guitars all speak of a group of youngsters well versed in their indie heritage."
- Delusions of Adequacy
"There are moments during Dont''s shows when things nearly veer out of control... teetering at the splintered edge of disaster... snarling, elegant, compelling..."
"Misc Radio Leakage is one of the most intriguing albums released this year. It takes many bands years to establish a muted sound like this. Mixing the best elements of pop, post-rock and a dash of punk, Misc Radio Leakage is a fun, strangely eerie listening experience."
- Kludge Magazine
"The Dont''s take the knotty melodies and fractured rhythms of icons like Wire, the Fall and Gang of Four(not to mention a pronounced Can influence) and bring them into the new millennium."
"Born of muddied influences that traverse improvisational jazz guitar and the comforting scuzz of "Sister"-era Sonic Youth, Misc Radio Leakage is electric with cunning looseness, an album ripe with justified bravado."
"The Dont''s sound like a band, in the full sense of the word. The instruments all work together, twisting and turning behind and in front of each other to accentuate their own sparse brand of beer-fueled groove music."
The Dont''s are a notoriously eclectic bunch who spend months at a time improvising and amassing new material in their San Francisco studio. In April 2005 the band released "Misc Radio Leakage", a full-length fueled by the post-9/11 world of confusion, paranoia, and towel-cape dissidence. A departure from the structural fuzz-pop arrangements on their 2003 debut EP "Model", the new "Misc Radio Leakage" finds the foursome pursuing darker melodic passages reminiscent of Can, Modest Mouse and Sonic Youth, fused with acid-bubblegum bursts a la the Flaming Lips.