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Mommy And Daddy

Mommy And Daddy: Fighting Style Killer PandaFighting Style Killer Panda (2005)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: Matt_WhelihanMatt Whelihan
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Yes, they are another two-member band that has embraced the bass over the guitar, and yes, they are another musical pair made up of husband and wife, but Mommy and Daddy still able to offer their own twist on dance punk and indie duos. On Fighting Style Killer Panda, the band's new EP and first U.
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Yes, they are another two-member band that has embraced the bass over the guitar, and yes, they are another musical pair made up of husband and wife, but Mommy and Daddy still able to offer their own twist on dance punk and indie duos.

On Fighting Style Killer Panda, the band's new EP and first U.S. release, husband and wife Edmond Hallas and Vivian Sarratt take turns playing fuzzy bass and electronics like drum machines and synths to create a sound that mixes the pop and dance of 80's new wave with some of punk rock's snot. Think the B-52s if they spent more time at basement shows than the love shack. The band also trades off vocally, with Hallas bringing the psuedo-shouted rants and Sarratt bringing the hyper pop squeals.

Despite such a stripped down sound, Mommy And Daddy are able to keep things interesting and fun throughout the EP. The beats are simple but toe-tapping, the bass lines are repetitive but appropriate, and the vocals are like half-eaten candy: sugar sweet but sticky enough to pick up some grit. Fighting Style Killer Panda may not blow any minds, but its tracks will fill many an iPod at hipster dance parties.

 


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Anonymous (April 2, 2006)

i personally like this band, and i mean seriously, if 2 parents/husband and wife can make good music...thats pretty fucking cool

lou (February 18, 2005)

DFA79 tear shit up. MOS mend it back together and give you a hug and kiss to make you feel better about it.*

*i have no idea what the fuck i'm talking about

Anonymous (February 18, 2005)

Icapped2pac, you are a loser to talk about her nose. have you heard the EP? have you seen them live? i'm so sure you're hot. she's a kickass bass guitarist and writes awesome, killer songs. you sound pathetic.

Anonymous (February 17, 2005)

she's married anyways.

Icapped2pac (February 17, 2005)

You're deranged if you think that chick's hot. Her nose looks like it got hit with a football like that bitch on the Brady Bunch.

Anonymous (February 17, 2005)

"Um, apologies for being such a "dude", but holy shit is that woman attractive.....wow."

how can you even see her well on that album art?
-jer bear

Anonymous (February 17, 2005)

This band is pretty average. They'd probably be pretty decent live, but I've heard better.

Anonymous (February 17, 2005)

Um, apologies for being such a "dude", but holy shit is that woman attractive.....wow.

Anonymous (February 16, 2005)

cuter and more addicting than crack?

Anonymous (February 16, 2005)

shit sandwich!

Anonymous (February 16, 2005)

the www.sayrah.net mixtape, out now and availble for free download!!!!

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Miles Away"

2. Hot Hot Heat “Goodnight Goodnight”

3. An Albatross “Revolutionary Politics of Dance”

4. Mommy and Daddy "Confection"

5. Braid “Consolation Prizefighter”

6. The One AM Radio “ninety-nine, one hundred”

7. Shat “What Do You Think Christina Aguilera is Doing Right Now?”

8. Rise Against “1000 Good Intentions”

9. The Honorary Title “Bridge & Tunnel”

10. Rye Coalition "Stop Eating While I’m Smoking”

11. Ruins "Warrido"

12. Converge "Dead"

13. The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower "Exile on Vain Street"

punkcorekid (February 15, 2005)

haven't heard death from above, don't like mates of state, won't be checking this out.

Anonymous (February 15, 2005)

thats odd, poster below, because death from above tear shit up and mates of state are the cutest, most addictive thing ever.

Anonymous (February 15, 2005)

this kind of shit bores me. i don't like either of the bands that were linked in the beginning so i didn't bother reading the rest. "dance punk and indie", as you put it, doesn't interest me in the slightest.

Anonymous (February 15, 2005)

I want Mommy to be my mommy.

-BSD

SethCohen (February 15, 2005)

The best two piece band has got to be Two Gallants. I came to that conclusion Wednesday after seeing them. They just eke it out over Mates of State

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