Friday, May 21, 2010

Watch Out The Streets On Fire

Referring to themselves as more of a collective than a band, The Streets On Fire members bring a unique set of experiences and influences. Says lead singer Chadwick, “We like to pull from infinite sources, from CB radios, to the way girls danced in the 80s, to the way people walked in the 70s.” Humor, diverse roots and the quest for a good time define the group. “We all like to dance” says Chadwick.

On July 20th, The Streets on Fire present their first full-length album, This is Fancy. Recorded over the course of four days with the help of friends at Woohoo Studios, the band kept a foot in the past using analog recording gear and tracking to a 1” 8-track MCI tape machine. Mixed by Alex Gross at Chicago’s famed Studio 11 and with the mastering touch of Shellac’s Bob Weston, the result is a decadently tattered, high-energy sound with a retro-aesthetic appeal.

Post punk with a bit of rock and roll thrown in, the take the past and strangle it, wring it, and rob it of everything it's worth and then chuck it aside. They then take all that mash it together with a bit of Gang of Four and come up with something that's theirs. Angular, raw, and speedy, these guys hurry their way through songs as if someone was out to get them. This is Fancy sounds like its going to be a paranoid delight...until that record escapes enjoy the single below...

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