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Iron Chic

Iron Chic: Shitty Rambo [7 inch]Shitty Rambo [7 inch] (2009)
Dead Broke

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If you had asked me a year ago what kind of scene Long Island had going for it, I would have laughed at you. There have been bands that have gotten popular, like Brand New and Taking Back Sunday; there are bands that have had cult followings, like Silent Majority and Latterman. However, the scene as.
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If you had asked me a year ago what kind of scene Long Island had going for it, I would have laughed at you. There have been bands that have gotten popular, like Brand New and Taking Back Sunday; there are bands that have had cult followings, like Silent Majority and Latterman. However, the scene as a whole has always been relatively weak. Regardless, something is definitely happening now and it's pretty exciting. Enter Dead Broke Rekerds and Iron Chic.

Having released a demo last year, Iron Chic have been generating some buzz for themselves and the Shitty Rambo EP continues in the same vein as that demo. The songs aren't particularly fast, just solidly mid-tempo and the music raw and melodic.

The witty wordplay on Side A's "Shits/Giggles" makes for an interesting juxtaposition in a fairly depressing song, while what steals the show on "World's Greatest Detective" are the guitar harmonies and solo.

On Side B, the EP's best song, "Don't Tell Me, Stupid, Don't Show Me, Fuck You," shows off more impressive lyricism with, "We'll survive on the lies we're fed because you can't eat promises / It's an arrangement that tends to disappoint / We're not informed, we just miss the point." And "(I Never Get) Winded" rounds it out nicely on an optimistic note that, given the tone of that optimism, doesn't bastardize the previous three songs -- the moral of the song being that shit may suck, but sometimes good songs can make up for that.

There's a modesty to this record that's charming and I hope the band keeps building on what they've shown here. Promising.

 

 
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codu (December 13, 2009)

Looking forward to getting this, that demo was one of the best I've ever heard.

LooseKanonYankee (December 13, 2009)

solid stuff, R.I.P Latterman, you will always be missed

120db (December 11, 2009)

This is just amazing.
Love it way much more than Small Arms Dealer.

xshoutoutx (December 10, 2009)

Great ep... great dudes! NY is a rad place to be right now for music, although a part of me wishes I resided in philly.

Lmnndtlgrph (December 10, 2009)

awesome band, awesome record. can't wait for the full-length.

TheNightMan (December 10, 2009)

iron chic is one of the best bands right now

Slacker (December 10, 2009)

I love this EP

nocigar (December 10, 2009)

and im drunk , i meant demo*

nocigar (December 10, 2009)

i like this better than the venue. shit/giggles is fucking incredible.

R3vengeTherapy (December 9, 2009)

The demo was better, but do you see me complaining? Nope. Good EP.

14theroad (December 9, 2009)

These guys need to make a full length. A handfull of songs every two years is bummer.

victim (December 9, 2009)

In my Top Ten list for EP's this year.

Read more: http://www.punknews.org/review/8878#ixzz0ZF4fb2qe


Mine too

PtvnSux94 (December 9, 2009)

The venues may be scarce and there might be a ton of really shitty bands, but i wouldn't say the Long Island scene sucks one bit. We have the kids who like the music, probably much more than most areas of the country.

Long Island is the shit. Just wish we had a venue.

Blackjaw_ (December 9, 2009)

Small Arms Dealer was soooo much better. This is ok though.

I'm wearing my SAD shirt right now actually. :)

TeaEssAre (December 9, 2009)

The venues may be scarce and there might be a ton of really shitty bands, but i wouldn't say the Long Island scene sucks one bit. We have the kids who like the music, probably much more than most areas of the country.

MN_DrNick (December 9, 2009)

In my Top Ten list for EP's this year.

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