19 January 2007

Goes Cube - Beckon the Dagger God

File this under rhetorical, I suppose, but don't you guys ever get sick of reading about the same old bullshit day after day, week after week? I don't mean here, because here you are (again), I mean elsewhere. Things like "Hot new DJ X mashed up freak folk artist Y with slick indie hip hop group Z and he called it 'XYZ'! Woo! I love it even more than yesterday's new hotness!" Can you tell that we're entering that typical mid to late decade rut (populated by bands like Winger and Extreme in the '80s, Marcy Playground and Everclear in the '90s) where everything starts to sound derivatively similar? Doesn't it seem as though someone shaved the hair off of indie-rock's collective chest?

On the second day of 2007 Goes Cube drew a line in the sand. On that day the Brooklyn trio (Kenny Appell on drums, Matthew Frey on bass, David Obuchowski on guitar and vocals) released their eardrum crunchingly perfect EP Beckon the Dagger God, and with it revived hope that angst delivered via punishing guitars is an art form that will never disappear. Where have you gone Hüsker Dü, Nirvana, and Fugazi?

Beckon the Dagger God, featuring cover art done by Nick Brown and production by Dean Baltulonis (of Foreign Islands), is a nearly flawless 28 minutes of white knuckled shredding. From the moment the first song ("Goes Cube Song 30") begins you're left with no choice but to give in to the whirlwind tornado power of Goes Cube. The song writing, effort, and production on this one song are so carefully pushed right to the edge I'd almost be content if it were all this band ever released. Almost. Thankfully the power of the Dagger God's undertow calls for you to ride the understated melody of "Goes Cube Song 35" until the band is back in full-on Army boot stomp mode. It's a metal infused twist on grunge's tried and true loud/quiet/loud formula that Goes Cube manages to make sound entirely their own and it's a collection of songs I simply can not stop listening to.

There's not a misstep on the entire record. The emotive screaming of "Goes Cube Song 37" almost gives me chills everytime I hear it. The changes in "Goes Cube Song 34" provide aural rest stops until, around the 4:32 mark, the band hammers the pedal to the floor. From this point the record becomes a three song suite with elements of math rock tossed into the already potent metal/thrash/grunge/rock mix. Not since I first heard Tool have I be so interested in the music I was hearing as it actively damaged my ears. If I were to offer one simple complaint it'd be that this isn't a twelve song album of Goes Cube goodness.

Beckon the Dagger God is loud, fearless, angry, and happy to destroy anything in its path. Just exactly what you wish you were, which is why I suggest you pick up a copy to listen to as you drive/walk/ride around each day in hushed frustration. Call out to the Dagger God to give you the power of a thousand bands. Beckon the Dagger God to give you the power of Goes Cube.

Listen:
"Goes Cube Song 37"

Buy Beckon the Dagger God HERE.

Visit Goes Cube on MySpace.

***Final Fantasy and Beirut listeners beware - there's more to life than books and when you're ready to leave the safety of your bedroom I dare you...I DARE you to see a Goes Cube show***

Goes Cube Live:
20 January @ Mercury Lounge
15 February @ Southpaw
2 March @ Pianos

15 comments:

TJ said...

Right on. This album has not left my car yet. It's AWESOME.

Anonymous said...

you might've gone a bit overboard with the praise of this CD but still, Goes Cube is the fucking shit. can't wait for the show tonight.

Anonymous said...

goes cube was soooo good last night

george said...

that line about the shaving of indie rock's chest hair is golden. can i use it in my next heated discussion with coworkers?

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen Mercury Lounge packed like that since....since ever. IT was ridiculous. And a great setting for an even more amazing show!

d said...

so where's the show review?

josie said...

song 37 is excellent

freefun0616 said...

酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店經紀,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店工作,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
專業酒店經紀,
合法酒店經紀,
酒店暑假打工,
酒店寒假打工,
酒店經紀人,
菲梵酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,
禮服酒店上班,
酒店小姐兼職,
便服酒店工作,
酒店打工經紀,
制服酒店經紀,
酒店經紀,

,

新年快樂 said...

腳臭,腳臭,高雄婚紗,街舞,小產,雞精,性感,辣妹,雷射溶脂,雙下巴,抽脂,瘦小腹,微晶瓷,電波拉皮,淨膚雷射,清潔公司,居家清潔,牙周病,牙齒矯正,植牙,牙周病,矯正,植牙

新年快樂 said...

牙醫,植牙,矯正,矯正牙齒,皮膚科,痘痘,中醫,飛梭雷射,毛孔粗大,醫學美容,痘痘,seo,關鍵字行銷,自然排序,網路行銷,自然排序,關鍵字行銷seo,部落格行銷,網路行銷,seo,關鍵字行銷,自然排序,部落格行銷,網路行銷,牛舌餅婚紗台中婚紗,腳臭,腳臭,腳臭,腳臭,腳臭,腳臭

jimmychooshoes said...

mcqueen shoes
alexander mcqueen heels
Alexander McQueen Store
Jimmy Choo sale
Replica jimmy choo shoes
manolo blahnik online store
manolo shoes
manolo blahnik sale
replica christian louboutin shoes
discount christian louboutin shoes
alexander mcqueen shoes
jimmy choo outlet
jimmy choos
jimmy shoes
Manolo Blahnik Shoes
christian shoes
Alexander McQueen Geometric leather pumps
Alexander McQueen Band leather sandals
Alexander McQueen Faithful Bootie

Manolo Blahnik Shoes said...

A portion of the sale proceeds from both items will benefit the New York Restoration Project, Manolo Blahnik Shoes Accept paypalwhich was founded by superstar Bette Midler, who is one of Priscilla's producers.
"If there are three things I love it is shoes, drag queens and live theatre!" said Midler, in a statement. "I am so thrilled that Manolo Blahnik Shoes and Priscilla have come together to benefit a cause near and dear to my heart, the New York Restoration Project. Go out and buy these shoes! You will look fabulous and help green and clean New York City one block at a time!"
The show, which is based on the Academy Award-winning film, Manolo Blahnik Pumpsis directed by Simon Phillips and written by Stephan Elliott and Alan Scott. The cast of 27 is led by Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, and Nick Adams, and features Anastacia McCleskey, Jacqueline B. Arnold, and Ashley Spencer as "The DIvas".
At preview performances March 3-12, Blahnik will give away a $700 gift certificate to the store to celebratemanolo blahnik shoes discounted the first two weeks of Priscilla's Broadway previews. A total of 14 gift certificates will be given away to a randomly selected audience member during each performance.

christian louboutin shoes said...

Red soled shoes are Christian Louboutin's signature logo, highlighting women's lovely, beautiful and not play mature sexy.
In the world of Christian Louboutin shoes heels that French is absolutely impossible to ignore. It is Europe's favorite actress! In this fall season, a pair of sophisticated open-toed shoes, square head would be a good choice
for example
Christian Louboutin Spiked Platform Slingback
christian louboutin bikiki 140 pony pumps-red ,I like this one,it is so beautiful,and this one it is very cheap
Christian Louboutin Pointed Toe Pink Pumps .this one is vety comfortful

Christian Louboutin Glittered Platform Pump Marine ,I like this colour
Christian Louboutin Horsehair Hidden Platform pumps ,This pair was fit
Christian Louboutin Mary Jane Platform

we like it ,it is very beautifulChristian Louboutin Shoes makes you beautiful.The soft skin, which under her dress, and sexy ankle pumps, draw the attention of all people.People think the popular high-heel shoes will stand by their sexy and fashion. Christian Louboutin Pumps and Christian Louboutin Wedges with the most stylist clothes and become the most charming and fashionable one in the crowd.
If you don’t have a pair of cheap Christian Louboutin sandals sale 2011, other people may say that you are out of date now. These shoes are the best speaker of the leading fashion in today’s shoes market.
The Christian Louboutin Petal Sandal Neon pink
sold on our website are of the high quality and you can enjoy the biggest discount here. So do not miss such a good chance to get these amazing shoes at the lowest price. These shoes are perfectly meet your elegant dress and even hair styles. Once you had tried on Christian Louboutin , you just can not forget the beauty they brought to you. The lovely Christian Louboutin can make your leg so sexy and you need to have them on your pretty little toes and your beautiful painted nails. We are now offering the best quality Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly very affordable price, these shoes are high class and comfortable. This brand is well known for the most fashionable designs and the elegant looking. So if you want to keep the same pace with the fashion trend the
Christian Louboutin Glittered Platform Pump Oxblood
2011could be your best choice.

replica ysl shoes said...

If you are British, it's so good that there are Yves Saint Laurent uk, YSL shoes, Let me tell you
YSL shoes
Yves Saint Laurent shoes
Cheap YSL shoes
replica YSL shoes
discount YSL shoes
louboutin almeria wedges

vibrams said...

The christian louboutin heels is designed for the ladies. Since the pumps was born, the ladies life become colorful. The christian louboutin evening pumps are the god's masterwork. Who invited thechristian louboutin pumps? Seldom people knew, but I think every lady would be grateful for him. Among the countless pumps, the christian louboutin peep toe is the most outstanding ones. The elegant pattern, the delicate style all mold the ladies perfect leg profile. Flowers in the spring of 2011 creeping, up from hair to clothes continue to footwear, have had a brilliant up. In such a glamor, spring and summer flowers now here. Romance is a woman's mood, exquisite flowers just right of expression in our gestures, the woman, how can we not love the romantic temperament so that they distributed the flowers do? 2011 flowers bloom will enjoy different poses! The Christian Louboutin 2011 Sandals also can adds the hright of the ladies, it bring surprise to the short lady. Especially the red sole of the louboutin heels, magic and sexy, many ladies are crazy. The red sole, the first feature of the Christian Louboutin stroe.