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KNIFE THE SYMPHONY (Cincinnati, Ohio) owes a considerable debt to the music released by SST, Touch & Go, and Dischord Records. The band is angular and dynamically diverse, yet they don’t neglect muscular, storming punk-fire. Since 2006, the band has toured quietly, albeit steadily, throughout various portions of the U.S. and Canada and they've consistently released energetic, abrasive, rhythmic and melodic-work garnering comparisons to Hüsker Dü, Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, and Unwound. Indie music-blog INDEPENDENT CLAUSES has stated that "[Knife The Symphony's] furious, frantic, atypical take on punk rock is pretty much what keeps me from feeling that punk is dead…" while THE BIG TAKEOVER MAGAZINE has described Knife The Symphony as "...locating their nucleus in ground between the late 80’s Dischord and Touch & Go labels...the banging, whirling, ridiculously rhythmic post-punk emo attack is a wonder...these guys are inhuman”. Bring your earplugs. RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: Drive Like Jehu, Husker Du, Fugazi, Jawbox.
TYRANNY IS TYRANNY (Madison, WI) is a post noise-rock band laying down long-form slabs of bleak dynamics and left-wing outrage. The band's focus is on dynamics, repetition, and the dismantling of capitalism. Tyranny Is Tyranny is the title of the fourth chapter of Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States". Slather yourself in despair. Recommended if you like: Light Bearer, Isis, Helms Alee, Neurosis, and Amphetamine Reptile Records' releases.
Jim Nolan of WVXU in Cincinnati recently wrote, "COMPRADOR (Cincinnati, Ohio) prove that music and art are inextricably linked - and that creativity is an organic process unbound by conventional structure. By diverting, deconstructing and burning down the standard framework of music-making and of artistic exploration, Comprador have created something difficult to wrap up into words." RECOMMENDED IF YOU LIKE: Faraquet, Medications, prog, punk, noise, fuzz.

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