Out Hud: “Let us Never Speak of it Again”


For this month’s release, “Let us Never Speak of it Again,” the New York quintet swagger into pop territory, but only just. Cellist, Molly Schinct, trades her bow for a mike on six of the album’s 10 tracks, her child-like voice hovering above the din like a feather over a circular saw. Her sing-songy lyrics aren’t intended for meaning as much as for their interplay with the bass slaps and processed beats barreling past. On the single, “One Life to Leave,” an ’80s techno beat collides with a punk-funk bass line. Then Schinct purrs “Try on me/Test me” just before the song crashes into an echo chamber lit by mirror balls.

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

Out Hud: "Let us Never Speak of it Again" | 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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