Gerling: “Bad Blood!!!”


Their eclectic third LP, “Bad Blood!!!,” is the kind that critics describe as either “ambitious” or “unfocused.” But for a house party that’s losing steam, this is what you crank. “Who’s Ya Daddy?” quivers with vocoder raunchiness, while “Get Activated” sounds like an industrial reworking of The Clash’s “Rock the Casbah.” Another track, “In the City,” even sounds like The Strokes with a horn section, but vocalist Darren Cross says it’s more of a Lou Reed/”Transformer” thing. He mocks a heckler on the dark-house throb of “We Got Venom” by shouting “Give us something we can dance to, you stinkin’ punks!” Well, they asked for it.

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

Gerling: "Bad Blood!!!" | The Japan Times Online

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Writer, father and informavore, Jason likes working in, around and between Tokyo's creative forces. He is an avid fan of live music, carry-on luggage, people-watching and Taiwanese high-mountain oolong tea.
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