Posted by Andrew
When the term math-rock is thrown around, I get apprehensive at the notion of another over-indulgent descendant of their prog-rock progenitors. That is why when hearing a band coined as thus demonstrate the ability to avoid the common pitfalls of the genre, I am particularly quick to take notice. Chicago band Dick Wolf! attract and sustain your attention throughout their set, primarily by doing just that. With what must be a fine knowledge of the Kinsella catalogue, the trio proves their technical proficiency with stimulating juxtapositions between melodic and dissonant sections. Concision is key as well, with no recorded material reaching over the four-and-a-half-minute mark.
Currently, the band have seven songs up for free download and have just finished up mastering two tracks for a 7” they will be releasing within the next couple of months, with a music video planned for “Death Ain't Nothin' But Birth In Reverse.” They have a donation site set up to help fund the project, with some damn fine incentive to pitch in. In the meantime, hear what all the fuss and noise is about for free at the Whistler on Monday, October 11 at 9:30 p.m. Sabertooth Cavity and Bogus open. Click here for more information on the show.