“A lot of people have said to us this is a perfect time to make a Punk record,” NYC trio Show Me The Body say of ‘Dog Whistle’. “We are disgusted by this prompt. This album and our music does not belong to a political party.”
Despite this fervent distancing of themselves from party politics, ‘Dog Whistle’ is a brutal, impassioned flag-in-the-ground for the disillusioned in New York and beyond. From opener ‘Camp Orchestra’, where the band reflect on a recent trip to Auschwitz, spitting “no work will set you free” over and over, to the fiery but playful discontent of ‘Madonna Rocket’, it’s music to exorcise your demons to; for teenage angst that’s dragged on into your twenties and beyond. “When I meet someone that’s good, I wanna die with them,” goes ‘Madonna Rocket’, and ‘Dog Whistle’ is vital and forceful enough across its length to sound like life and death.
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World tours and a hype-harvesting debut album made this trio one of America’s most essential groups. Back home in New York, they explain how ‘devotional’ new LP ‘Dog Whistle’ expanded their horizons.
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