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Suicide Note: Empty RoomsEmpty Rooms (2008)
Reviewer Rating: 4
Contributed by: SloaneDaleySloaneDaley
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Geoff Rickly isn’t someone that on the surface I think I’d agree with. I’m not a fan of Thursday and I don’t like the way he spells his name. Nevertheless, his recent article on the state of underground music and how the line between what is mainstream and authentically subversive is being constantly blurred struck a chord with me. What is considered “indie rock” today bears little resemblance to the ethic and aesthetic of hardcore/punk, but the bands that influenced these modern acts weren’t far from it at all. Suicide Note, in some ways could be seen as a direct response to this movement away from the foundations of the American underground. Empty Rooms takes these influences and binds them into an extremely fulfilling mixture of hardcore’s desperate shout, post-punk’s groove, art-punk’s noise and a rock ‘n' roll swagger for something that is both familiar and refreshing.
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