deadboy & the Elephantmen.
Spooky. Quietly corrupting. Darkly
innovating. We Are Night Sky
is a collection of multi-dimensional
songs that rock back and forth in
a pendulum swing from brash noise
to deadly quietness.
They're a two piece guy on the
guitar, girl on the drums outfit
- but don't let that make you think
that they're doing a White Stripes
thing. Dax Riggs (Acid Bath, Agents
Of Oblivion) does vocals and guitars
while Tessie Brunet plays drums
and does vocals.
At times it's a slow churning of
sludgy, dry guitar distortion methodically
plodding through a steady drumbeat.
Sometimes it's Kurt Cobain Jesus
Lizard guitar sounds. Sometimes
it's just an acoustic guitar and
a quiet duet with drummer Tessie
Their music comes through on great
tracks like How Long the Night
Was, where a sly opening eventually
gives way to the tight fuzzy sound
that covers a lot of these songs.
It comes across like some delta
blues punk that could catch the
ear of Mr. Cobain were he alive
today and make Glenn Danzig realize
what he's been trying to sound like
all of these years.
There's a seething dryness to it.
Sometimes the music is wrapped up
in an envelope, providing a bubble
around the sound, lyrics sounding
like they're coming from an AM radio
in the next room. Other times it
bursts out with sparks of explosiveness,
providing the really great moments
on the album.
Night Sky Track List: 01 Stop,
I'm Already Dead
02 No Rainbow
03 How Long The Night Was
04 Ancient Man
05 Dressed In Smoke
06 Blood Music
07 Walking Stick
08 Kissed By Lightning
09 Misadventures Of Dope
10 Break It Off
11 Evil Friend
12 What The Stars Have Eaten