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Ultra Dolphins - Why Are You Laugh (Cover Artwork)

Ultra Dolphins

Ultra Dolphins: Why Are You LaughWhy Are You Laugh (2006)
Robotic Empire

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Ultra Dolphins play the type of spasmodic post-hardcore that puts you in situations you should feel uncomfortable in, but somehow, you sort of enjoy. Why Are You Laugh is a more or less reissue of an old EP recorded way back in the winter of 2002 and a track from another EP, recorded in spring 2004,.
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Ultra Dolphins play the type of spasmodic post-hardcore that puts you in situations you should feel uncomfortable in, but somehow, you sort of enjoy. Why Are You Laugh is a more or less reissue of an old EP recorded way back in the winter of 2002 and a track from another EP, recorded in spring 2004, tacked on, but these tunes sound surprisingly fresh and modern, in only the best of ways.

Tracks like "Duck Butter, Then" and the manic "Synchronized Swimming" prove the band contains a frenzy unmatched by few others. The three-piece weaves in and out of solid guitar rock riffs and spit lyrics, with jarring bass strums on the latter of these songs. Think something like Bear vs. Shark tying the Locust's hands behind its back hostage-like and carefully monitoring the perimeters, but still, it's hard to understand the eerieness, driven tempos and schizophrenic moods employed within matters of seconds. Combustible fits of noise wreak their way through mini-car accidents only to emerge from the wreckage with a few apathetic bruises, carrying on the rest of the song, like "Shoont"'s strange "in placebo, baby!" melody.

I really feel like I'm underselling Why Are You Laugh here, which is unfortunate, because despite how old these songs are, again, they truly ring with a creative energy and relatively tongue-in-cheek bravado that's worth hearing. And as these tracks really are quite dated within themselves, it'll be surely interesting to see what's delivered on the band's full-length coming soon on Robotic Empire now that they've been secretly developing their style and writing away.

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Anonymous (March 17, 2006)

Between the band name, the album name, and the cover art, this is the most weirdly funny thing I've seen all day.

benz (March 16, 2006)

"only six songs? man, this makes me very glad that i have the original CD and cassette eps"

coooool dude!

Marlon (March 16, 2006)

If nothing else: the band has a kick ass name.

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

only six songs? man, this makes me very glad that i have the original CD and cassette eps.

gladimnotemo (March 15, 2006)

Wait, you praised this to no end, then gave it half a star?

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

"bad grammar overload"

"Linguo dead?"

Anonymous (March 15, 2006)

check out capsule theyre on robotic empire also and they kick ass......anchors im looking at you

sirens (March 15, 2006)

amirite?

benz (March 14, 2006)

"Is this the band with gay dolphin tee-shirts? If so, they're incredibly awesome"

You could be thinking of Affirmative Action Jackson. They had those hilarious shirts when I saw them. One of their members is in Armalite.

-benz

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

they be what

like i do

dolphins ultra tink tonk

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

"the drummer is in snack truck.

there's no way "some of these guys" could be in snack truck because snack truck is only two guys and one of 'em ain't in the ultra dolphins.

(statement made based on the show i saw the bands play together. if there were dudes absent, or filling in, or whatever, than i might be wrong)"

I'm pretty sure that Snack Truck has two drummers now, one being from Ultra Dolphins.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

I'm going to get a tattoo of a dolphin diving into my ass crack.

-ken

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

I never understood how robitc empire signed these guys. But I guess they have been on a downward slump for the last year or so.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

Is this the band with gay dolphin tee-shirts? If so, they're incredibly awesome.

Sluggo (March 14, 2006)

the drummer is in snack truck.

there's no way "some of these guys" could be in snack truck because snack truck is only two guys and one of 'em ain't in the ultra dolphins.

(statement made based on the show i saw the bands play together. if there were dudes absent, or filling in, or whatever, than i might be wrong)

mjg (March 14, 2006)

this is a great band name

benz (March 14, 2006)

What's wrong with the band name and album title? I think they're great.

cantsitstill (March 14, 2006)

Worst band name of 2006... so far.
Cool band though.

adam (March 14, 2006)

The cover art to this is amazing.

-adam

SilentStorms (March 14, 2006)

Sentence fragment is a sentence fragment. Great band, and I think some of these guys are in Snack Truck also.

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

You are all wrong.

Dante3000 (March 14, 2006)

I can't believe this band supports genetically modified organisms. That shit is sick.
-Dante

Anonymous (March 14, 2006)

what a strange coverart

kirbypuckett (March 14, 2006)

Terrible album title.

- Kirby

etwiels88 (March 14, 2006)

Sentence fragment

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