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Dustheads - Little Pieces [12 inch] (Cover Artwork)

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Dustheads: Little Pieces [12 inch]Little Pieces [12 inch] (2008)
Don Giovanni Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Dustheads called it a day last year with this, their final release, the seven-song Little Pieces 12" EP. It features the same songs that appeared on their 2007 compilation CD, Collected Sounds, except reworked (read: improved) and the order reshuffled. Little Pieces is essentially a logical exten.
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Dustheads called it a day last year with this, their final release, the seven-song Little Pieces 12" EP. It features the same songs that appeared on their 2007 compilation CD, Collected Sounds, except reworked (read: improved) and the order reshuffled.

Little Pieces is essentially a logical extension of the Tall Tales 7"s, bringing forth more `80s-inspired rock'n'roll-borne hardcore, only with better structure and more ambition. The vocals are more comprehensible, but the self-loathing and hatred is certainly still there, as well as an almost-constant flair of up-tempo bravado. Declaring the banality of your own existence was never so much fun.

The most surprising moment comes when Side B kicks off with a layered, noisy wave of distortion that sounds like it escaped No Age's recording space before delving into a prolonged instrumental buildup la Fucked Up. I highly doubt Dustheads intended to cop the Pitchfork Heroes of '08 with this one, but it does sound similar. In any event, it's a pleasantly surprising interlude.

A fairly excellent swan song for one of Brooklyn's better hardcore acts of recent times.

Mules

 

 
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killing_snow (March 9, 2009)

this band was phenomenal live. the smaller the venue and the closer their backs to the wall, the better they were. sorely missed!

xote (March 7, 2009)

Band was awesome. Didn't know they broke up.

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