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Detachment Kit: They Raging. Quiet Army.They Raging. Quiet Army. (2001)
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Reviewer Rating: 5


Contributed by: OwStopkiCkinMeSydney
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I found out about these guys at a show in April. They were playing with Thursday, Sparta, and Sand Which Is. I remember Ian coming out on stage and telling us what they called themselves. "We're deatchment kit. Kinda stupid, kinda hard to remember, but all we want is to have some fun." .
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I found out about these guys at a show in April. They were playing with Thursday, Sparta, and Sand Which Is. I remember Ian coming out on stage and telling us what they called themselves. "We're deatchment kit. Kinda stupid, kinda hard to remember, but all we want is to have some fun." Also, Ian attempted to help us out. We couldn't stay for the whole show because of a train issue...so he tried to get us a ride. Which failed, but it was an awesome gesture. Anyway, onto the review.

You have your every day rock bands. The ones that everyone knows. You know which ones those are, and I do not feel like I need to name any. And then you have the ones that are more than every day. They are amazing. Detachment Kit is one of them.

The CD starts and ends with two of my favorite Detach songs. "High Seas" starts the all around amazing CD out, and "The illustrious Daniel Boone: Pioneer of Social Ingenuity" ends it.

Other savory tracks include "11.22.63", and "Dead Angels Make Slow Sound." They all have this killer sound. The voice of Ian and Josh rip through the lyrics making you want to listen...and wonder what half of these songs mean to them. In "High Seas" What did they mean by "He has the devil in his arms"? At least, I wonder.

"I knew a man /who took his wife/& took their lives and no one died/some one should have told him 'bout the favor that we owed him" and "Why do all the heroes of our time need dashing suits to fight our crime/Can't They see they're not like me/Cannot even bleed" If you do not call those amazing lyrics I do not know what are. Ian has amazing lyrical talent. The band, as a whole, has great talent.

Often they are described to have a bit of a Pink Floyd feel from the people I have talked to. What with their mellow music, lyrics, and the melodic yet jumpy voices of Ian and Josh. Especially the closing track, which I have mentioned above. I cannot say I completely agree with that. Yet, I do not completely disagree either.

I will leave you with a few words of advice. Buy their CD, They Raging. Quiet Army. Buy their 10" 'Attack on Bright America'. Go out and watch them live. You will not be disappointed. I guarantee it.

 

 
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Anonymous (September 6, 2004)

i just saw these guys. holy shit they are so good. how many times does a band you have never heard actually blow you away the first time you see them? not often. these guys did. i dunno what this reviewer was thinking, pink floyd? these guys are a cross between glassjaw and bear vs. shark. and they rock. ya.

Anonymous (September 20, 2002)

Awesome. THey're supposed to be coming back to Philadelphia some time very soon, hopefully October.

Anonymous (September 18, 2002)

yeah. about time this band starts to get the notice they deserve.

i saw them play at a birthday party last night-as great as always.

Anonymous (September 17, 2002)

I haven't heard this album but I still believe them to be the worst live band ever. Even worse than Fern. If their CD is as good as their live performance, then it must suck horribly.

Anonymous (September 15, 2002)

Holy sass batman! This band will be your mother!

"Pants so tight even God can't think right!"

Their sound is comparable to The Dismemberment Plan's dynamic freak fest, DisChord's vocal urgency and rock 'n' purity that somehow reminds me of Radon.

Bodacious.

Anonymous (September 14, 2002)

this band kicks ass live

Anonymous (September 13, 2002)

I like their moxie, but sometimes their lyrics get too vague even by indie rock standards.

wyzo

Fuzzy (September 13, 2002)

So,
Aside from not really sounding like Pink Floyd, but sorta...what do they sound like?

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