April 1 , 2006

Issue IV:
Escape from NY
White Hassle,SXSW,
and Mardi Gras



Drum's Not Dead

Fresh Kills

Creeps and Lovers

Nervous Exits

Get Out



home | table of contents |feature | record reviews | live shows | news | events |archive | record label | links | contact

The Death Set
RabbitFoot 2006

Australia to Baltimore transplants The Death Set are a faster, poppier, punker, and more-straighforward Devo for 21st Century attention spans. Their debut EP, To, is the giddiest wall-bouncing sugar overdose that’s come my way in some time - going down like a mix of three balloons full o'nitrous and three more full o'helium. Sticky speedy spazzy songs defined by tuneful high-pitched screaming, distorted guitars, and Casios blasting over rigid mechanical beats. It'll make you jump up and down and pound your head against the wall.

Also, hats off to the RabitFoot for their cool and elaborate packaging which features singer/guitarist Beau Velasco’s art on both the cover and the foldout poster within. This is RabbitFoot’s first release and I hope they keep the goodies coming.

My only complaint is that it didn’t take long devour all six of these audio Pop Rocks. I’m still hungry and I gotta couple o’cavity-free teeth ready and willing… More please.



Intermission MP3





© New York Night Train , 2006