Ow!! Brooklyn-based sonic rock-n-rollers, The Black Black, are back with a new EP.
Sonic danceable, aggressive, post-punk tunes that the “whole” family can enjoy; Adjusted I is out now via Money Fire Records.
This record wastes no time. From the first song, ‘Meticulous,’ sticks with you. I’m sitting in a cramped train, and I can’t help to feel the need to start moshing with these Suits. A dynamic hit. Jon sings “Everything is so carefully planned, and every risk is so carefully adjusted / It’s not exactly dull, but it’s not exactly dangerous / It’s not exactly fun, but it is exactly calculated.” Living a life like that is a waste, yet so many of us do. No spontaneity; we just go through the motions, without ever asking ‘why’ or saying ‘no.’ Becoming content with a fall sense of happiness is the real enemy. Never settle.
Deep narrative vocals mixed with the characteristically energetic guitar of Jonathon Daily, groovy basslines of Sean McRee, and the hard-hitting, systematic cross-eyed-inducing drumming of Tomoyasu Ikuta. Keep a lookout for these guys. Great lyrics that make you think and easily recall at show.
‘Blasting Caps,’ an extra treat by the band. This bonus track is powerful and fast. The song starts off slightly atmospheric, like looking at a destructive situation from afar. And then, it picks up and the first vocals you hear are screams, “I’ve got the switch” (this is repeated throughout the song). Clocking in at only 3:08, this track is the hardest one on the EP. After the screams, the first verse comes in, and “calms” down a little bit, and subsequently lifts off. Sometimes, when you get pushed so far, you need to explode and let it out. (Comes as a bonus when you buy the album, a little treat/thank you from the band. Show them some love.)