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Cloak/Dagger - Pinata [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

Cloak/Dagger

Cloak/Dagger: Pinata [7 inch]Pinata [7 inch] (2006)
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Say what you will, but Cloak/Dagger remind me a lot of the Bronx. After all, they capitalize on two of the same influences -- Black Flag and serious, balls out garage rock'n'roll, two things that used to never go together, and now may as well be ketchup and fries. The band's 4-song, 7-minute Pina.
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Say what you will, but Cloak/Dagger remind me a lot of the Bronx. After all, they capitalize on two of the same influences -- Black Flag and serious, balls out garage rock'n'roll, two things that used to never go together, and now may as well be ketchup and fries.

The band's 4-song, 7-minute Pinata 7" is frantic, manic, and, while this is the laziest descriptive adjective ever, rocking. With former members of Count Me Out, American Nightmare, Barfight, Time Flies, Striking Distance, Trial by Fire and Renee Heartfelt, Cloak/Dagger actually manages to create something at least arguably different from each one of those acts. As familiar as this whole thing sounds, the songs tumble, roll and bounce all at once. It's probably not as aggressive as some would like, but it's certainly raw and forward moving. Similarities will probably also be drawn to Bars, and I for one am not going to disagree.

While there isn't much room for Pinata to outlive its stay, credit goes to the first two bluntly catchy tracks, "Daggers Daggers" and "Paranoid." Even as both hover around the 2-minute mark, they feel much more complete and thought out than the abrupt second half. Still, Pinata is promising all sorts of goodness for the band's Jade Tree debut, especially if the band plans on stretching out their creative muscle a bit.

Daggers Daggers

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Paranoid

 

 
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the_pro_from_dover (August 30, 2006)

"who from trial by fire is in this band?"

The guitarist, Colin (I think that's his name).

But yeah, this band is great.

Anonymous (August 30, 2006)

i really dig this 7". how can you not like a band that uses their own name in a song. i think all bands should have to do this. and i'm not joking either... for the guy who needs an adapter, get em here http://www.needledoctor.com/.

danielsan (August 29, 2006)

who from trial by fire is in this band?

skankin_in_the_pit (August 29, 2006)

Good stuff. Sounds like a good mix of Black Flag and the Hot Snakes to me.

moneenerd (August 29, 2006)

i love this band.

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

Usually the reason the middle is missing is so that it can be played in jukeboxes. Now id love to know where these jukeboxes are, the bars must be great.

Amazingthemike (August 29, 2006)

Great record.Seriously, pick this up.

Most record players come with the plastic circle for records like this. Hell back in the 80's almost all vinyl singles required it.

Mute98 (August 29, 2006)

this ep shows tons of promise once they get a full length out on jadetree

Anonymous (August 29, 2006)

"I have this but its large hole and i dont have the little thingy to play it with on my turntable. sucks. their demo was great."

Damn, that sucks man. What are the chances? I've never come across a record that needs the adapter like that.

-kliph

lookmommyididit (August 29, 2006)

i have this but its large hole and i dont have the little thingy to play it with on my turntable. sucks. their demo was great.

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