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Gay Beast – “Second Wave” – [Skin Graft Records]

Aggressively noisy rock with synth/keyboards, guitar, drums, and vocals. A few sax lines too. The songs are sort of deranged and always charging forward, and there are tons of entertainingly manic ideas. If there’s a catchy riff, don’t expect it to last long so you can whistle along with it; this is ambitious, ever-changing music played with pure crash-and-burn energy. Most of the words are unintelligible to me, so I can’t really tell what they’re about; possibly queer/feminist issues, which the band has been known for. I don’t care, though, because what I like about this CD is the way it never stops raging; listening to it feels a little bit like getting gang-mugged. It sounds just the way a good Gay Beast should.

  • Reviewed by Max Level on August 11, 2009 at 4:43 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
  • 1 comment

  • One Comment

    Hey, thanks for the review! We have a couple LA-vicinity dates coming up on our west coast tour:

    7.07.10 Isla Vista, CA @ Biko Co-op
    7.08.10 Palm Springs, CA @ Tangerine Treehouse
    7.09.10 Los Angeles, CA @ Pehrspace w/ XBXRX

    Maybe see y’all there? We’ll have copies of our recent two 7″ releases with us. Perhaps a station copy could be arranged, or we could send preview tracks…get in touch with us in any case at our Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/gaybeast

  • Comment by 1ckYr0t, June 15th, 2010 8:47 pm

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