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

Cloak/Dagger

Cloak/Dagger: Kamikazes [7 inch]Kamikazes [7 inch] (2008)
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Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Cloak/Dagger's 7" single for "Kamikazes" pairs that track, which comes from their 2007 full-length We Are, with a cover of the Modern Lovers' "She Cracked" on the B side. Not many modern hardcore bands sound more appropriate on wax. Cloak/Dagger's Hot Snakes-meets-`80s hardcore sound is a great f.
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Cloak/Dagger's 7" single for "Kamikazes" pairs that track, which comes from their 2007 full-length We Are, with a cover of the Modern Lovers' "She Cracked" on the B side.

Not many modern hardcore bands sound more appropriate on wax. Cloak/Dagger's Hot Snakes-meets-`80s hardcore sound is a great fit for vinyl, and it makes the spastic and frenetic "Kamikazes" really come alive.

The band tackle the Modern Lovers cover by making those jammed riffs sound more jagged and punctual, and speeding up the song a bit. Cloak/Dagger apply their signature grit to it, and the recording sounds even rougher than the original, but it really works. Jonathan Richman's semi-slur approach is transformed by Jason Mazzola into a more biting bark.

For a short and minimally packaged single, Kamikazes ain't half-bad.

 

 
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danpib08 (June 30, 2008)

I love this band, go buy this 7" and their full length on Jade Tree. Great punk rock not played at abreak neck pace, very old school sounding without trying to sound old school (if that makes sense)

blip (June 30, 2008)

the cover art is neat.

mikexdude (June 28, 2008)

Strike Anywhere is probably my favorite band, so to see them play in front of 50-70 kids instead of over 100 with no barriers was really awesome. It was the first time I ever staged dove as well. I could go on and on.

theyounginfluential (June 28, 2008)

ive been to some cool shows at st. stephens...but best show of your life, really?

HOISTDATRAG (June 28, 2008)

I just picked this up yesterday.. it sounds great

mikexdude (June 27, 2008)

I saw them with Strike Anywhere at St. Stephens church. Greatest show of my life.

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