Holy shit, this record is 10 years old already? Sending this one out to all the ex-American Apparel models and layered hoodie/leather jacket bros in the back; this album cover says pretty much all you need to know about 2008. Ethan Kath and Alice Glass’ hotly anticipated debut was a hodgepodge of blog-tested favorites like their remix of HEALTH’s “Crimewave,” the perverse Italo of “Air War” and the alleged happy accident “Alice Practice,” alongside a gang of new joints that have since become certified skinny jeans classics: post-electroclash singalong “Courtship Dating,” the BOC-on-PCP stylings of “Magic Spells” and the unsettling intro track “Untrust Us.” But in retrospect, it’s the album’s fourth side that has aged the finest: “Through The Hosiery,” “Reckless,” “Black Panther,” and the tender slowcore of “Tell Me What To Swallow.” TBH, I sold my original copy of this record, but I might fuck around and buy it again. 16 tracks altogether on double vinyl released by Last Gang / Lies (haha no, not that Lies); this hasn’t been available in a minute so get it while you can. Recommended.
- double vinyl pressing
- music label: Last Gang Records 2008
reviewed by military 2step 09/2018
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