A horrible hack

Small Arms Dealer

A Single Unifying Theory

Year Released: 2006
Format: CD
Label: Deep Elm
 
Reviewed by Damien Mills on Jun 13, 2007

After the applause laid on them for signing Latterman it seems Deep Elm have decided to have another crack of that particular whip and signed up some more Long Island/ T VR records affiliated melodi-punks, this time apparently its dudes out of Contra and On The Might Of Princes, playing under the name 'Small Arms Dealer'.

Musically it's pretty lightweight melodic stuff, nothing very radical, but at the same time I can't think of anything it sounds that much like, other than the already mentioned Latterman and stuff like that, be it with a bit more dirt under its fingernails. Not quite cheerful but probably better for your moods than Whitehouse. Generally this washes over me a bit but the more I listen to it the more bits seem to sink in so I guess that's the key here...oh, and i'm sort of sure Linkin Park have an lp with a very similar name, maybe it's meant to be a joke?

Lastly, the sleeve apparently requires 3d glasses to be veiwed properly, but I don't have any funnily enough, but consider that a warning.

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