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

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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