Love these guys. Chi post-punks with a serious pedigree. Read via the A.V. Club.
Attack on Memory by Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings is the first contender (and admittedly an early one) for the Best Album of 2012. Find out why via SPIN.
Baltimore post-punk trio Double Dagger has just released a real beast of a record, MORE (via Thrill Jockey), which juxtaposes the moodiness of Fugazi against the searing energy of Fucked Up. It’s a great album, bar none, and turns out these fellas are also a great interview. Click on over to A.V. Club Austin to read about the album’s bizarre birth, the band’s choice to completely eschew the use of electric guitar, and uses for metal band names that you haven’t yet thought of.
Listen to Double Dagger’s “The Lie/The Truth” in Now Hear This (right).