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Belong – Common Era

Like they say, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Or your grandmother to suck eggs. But apparently you can teach an old band new tricks. Or at least they can learn them. Or decide that they want to learn a different trick. Or suck instead of chew. Or something.

Cut to the chase. Belong have been fairly quiet since their emotionally draining 2006 album of vehemently extreme yet subtly intricate noise, October Language. Now they’ve returned on a totally different tack (or with a totally different trick, if we’re going to maintain the metaphor), producing a set of driving, lyrical Krautrock tracks overlaid with drifting drones of white noise. Think Deerhunter or Neu! Or My Bloody Valentine. Think different than before. Think good nonetheless. And think listen here.

(And just to show you how different their new sound is, check out this track off their previous LP.)

This entry was written by Mary J Bilge and published on March 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm. It’s filed under music and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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