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The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower - Neckie Party


Year Released: 2002
Format: 7"
Label: No Humans Involved
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
This is some good stuff from 2 bands I have never even heard of. Especially Necktie Party who are playing that dischordant emo-spazz stuff with great aplomb. It's frenetic and full to bursting of killer melodic guitar and wrenched screams. "Count the White Belts" is Mohinder being kicked in the nuts by Saetia. Whilst "Penny Box Opera" is even better. Slightly subtler and with some incredible spoken / crybaby vocals that make me think of Republic of Freedom Fighters. It has a fearsome groove and just is a perfect example of this style of emo played well. Awesome. And well, talk about friends in high places - this was recorded by two members of the mighty Unwound. Cripes!

tPtBUtET have a great name, but I have listened to their side less. They do 3 tracks of whacked out rock in that Harriet the Spy type way. Quirky vocals and weird rhythms and a strange melodic finale on "For Aileen" where female vocals join the fray. "4516 56th St." is a jazz number, and they finish on "Murder at the Five Spot" which is hyperactive hardcore and it's out of control. A bit difficult to get a handle on this band at times, but totally good!

Nastily decent split 7" this. Both bands are good uns!

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