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Transistor Transistor - Light the Fuse and Run


Year Released: 2003
Format: LP
Label: Level Plane
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
Light the Fuse and Fucking Run! If you are going to listen to any hardcore band these days, it may as well be LtFAR, because they are ddddddddddddddynamite my friend. They manage the rather impressive task of cramming great melodies, harder parts, killer vocals and DIY into one compact package that is referrered to by a typical person as a band. And the four songs present on this slab do a great job of building on their immense 7" that came out not so long ago. If you are the type of person who thrives on ignoring reviews but loves simple comparisons then: Former Members of ALfonsin+Books Lie+Mike Kirsch. Distorted melodies and super sound ideals a-go-go. I simply can not wait to see these guys destroy live and dance myself silly. It is going to be the best.

Transistor Transistor seem to have a new record out every couple of weeks, but I think this is probably my favourite stuff by them so far. They have a kind of melodic and dancey vaguely emo-ish sound, being pretty straight forward and catchy yet still utilising the kind of panicky (and sometimes screamy) vocals. They also bust out 4 songs and are totally adept at hitting a groove that would see me assume the dancing pose at a show. I like their urgency and their stuff is solid as ever without ever quite being amazing, although each song seems to have a stand out part that makes me perk up. Good band.

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