Friday, September 29, 2006
Are we still talking dance-punk in 2006? You bet your sweet ass we are, and ex-Dischord punks gone dedicated dance commandos Supersystem are doing their damndest to give it a good name (or at least tack on a “post” prefix). Existing somewhere between the politicized polemics of Radio 4 and the new-wave pulse of the Faint (maybe it’s all those pseudo-British accents), Supersystem set themselves apart by having the audacity to incorporate world-music influences, particularly in Rafael Cohen’s fluid guitar lines. Their new album, A Million Microphones (Touch and Go), takes things even further into the global stratosphere (harps are involved), all the while keeping bed-heads bobbing. Pittsburgh’s Zombi recalls the glory days of analog electronics with a swirling sea of soothing synthesizers. Jean Michel Jarre rules!
(Originally published in LA Weekly, 9/06)
Posted by Scott at 9:47 AM