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Kill Me Tomorrow

Kill Me Tomorrow: The Garbageman and The ProstituteThe Garbageman and The Prostitute (2004)
Gold Standard Laboratories

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt Whelihan
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After listening to Kill Me Tomorrow the first word that popped into my mind was "different." Their sound is an eclectic mix that is difficult to describe. Take trashy vintage sounding guitars and bass with abrasive tones, add electronic drum beats and noises, a male singer who has a goth tinged, gar.
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After listening to Kill Me Tomorrow the first word that popped into my mind was "different." Their sound is an eclectic mix that is difficult to describe. Take trashy vintage sounding guitars and bass with abrasive tones, add electronic drum beats and noises, a male singer who has a goth tinged, garage rock fuzzed voice, and a dissonant female backing vocalist and you will get the strange, chaotic, and different sound of The Garbageman and the Prostitute. The songs seem to lack a traditional structure and it is impossible to predict what they will do next. If I had to label Kill Me Tomorrow's sound I would call it electronic goth punk.

The CD packaging is also different. In place of lyrics the band has a short description of what each song is about. These brief summaries read like the synopsis on the back of movie in Blockbuster and help show the very different subject matter of Kill Me Tomorrow compositions. The song "I Require Chocolate" is described as being about, "A famous but over the hill superhero (who) is found guilty in a case concerning a series of bizarre sex crimes," while the song "Skin's Getting Weird" paraphrase states, "A young flesh farmer tends to his village of people, waiting for their flesh to ripen."

As if this wasn't enough to make their debut album stand out, Kill Me Tomorrow also includes a DVD with four music videos on it. While at some points the videos give off too much of a student film feeling they are nice bonus that allows you to delve deeper into the strange world of the band.

I'm not really sure how I feel about this album because it doesn't sound like anything else I listen to on a regular basis. Yet I find myself listening to it again and again. What I don't know is if it is because I don't understand the music and am trying to make something more out it than what is there, or if it because Kill Me Tomorrow has struck onto an intriguing sound.

 

 
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Anonymous (July 6, 2004)

I saw Kill Me Tomorrow last night at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago with The Blood Brothers. I had never heard them before, but as soon as they started playing I was...amazed...for lack of a better word. I have never heard anything quite like them. I've been listening to them non stop since i saw them and can't seem to get enough. They're music is unlike anything I have ever heard before. Its unique, unpredictable, and incredible. They're, by far, the best band I have EVER seen live. They're one of the best bands I have stumbled upon and I greatly look forward to seeing them with Album Leaf this fall.

Anonymous (May 12, 2004)

Dancepunk? BAHAHAHAHAHA

FrankieGrimes (May 12, 2004)

Probably the best dancepunk record of the year.

Anonymous (May 9, 2004)

What a faggot ass name for a band, and an especially faggot ass name for a CD. These pussies need to fucking stop making music and get a fuckin job at Taco Bell. It would be funny if one of these fuckers got lit on fire at a show and got his little pecker burned off.

boldredletters (May 9, 2004)

i've seen this band live twice and they got old pretty quick.

Anonymous (May 8, 2004)

GSL has some of the best shit out there. Kill Me Tomorrow's no exception. I thought this was a great album and I hear they kick live.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

GSL will always put out some pretty crazy shit.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

oh, I'll kill you now.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

Where the fuck do people come up with these album titles???

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

website? pleeeease

i-type-poorly (May 7, 2004)

This album title should have ended with "...walk into a bar and say..."

inagreendase (May 7, 2004)

Good review; I may be seeing these guys open for Daughters! and Blood Brothers. Seems like one twisted line-up.

Anonymous (May 7, 2004)

why?

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