Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Klaxons: Myths of the Near Future (Rinse/DGC)
released: March 27, 2007
style: adventurous spellbinding rock
similar: early Liars, Pop Will Eat Itself, Test Icicles, Secret Machines
rating: ****
Given the dozens and dozens of newer dance-rock bands that have been buzzed about in the UK and US, Klaxons could have been easy to dismiss as more of the same. Merging punk, Britpop, noises and relentless psychedelic harmonies with lyrics that usually won't be comprehended, Klaxons' debut is unpredictably pleasing. There are at least a few tracks here for dancing, though Myths of the Near Future doesn't exactly earn the "new rave" tag they've given themselves. This is mainly a record to get crazy with, while taking in the band's non-stop, whirling sonics. -Kenyon

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