Saturday, May 23, 2009

LH02 - RAPID CITIES machinery saints CD

Release Date: May 30, 2009
Track list: Manhattan's Hymn, In My Mind, Dreams of Fahey, There Is a Black Hole, J.aunt O.n D.ying Y.oung, The NRA & NWA, Asexual Predator, Space Is Infinite, Down at the Fleshpot, Most of the Time, My Arms Are the Anchors My Legs Are the Sea

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Digital purchases available from Look Again Media.


"Machinery Saints is an undeniably dense listen... I can’t help but advise fans of post-punk, and those with an open mind, to welcome Rapid Cities as a refreshing challenge to the status quo." - ThePunkSite

"Machinery Saints flows with the wild abandon of creativity that can't be restrained. They travel the roads of post-hardcore without regard for safety, attacking the sharp angles and starts and stops and stutters with more rage than plan. Oddly enough though, they remained focused, probably by sheer inertia, and their creativity delivers even as it evolves. While there is more than a hint of math rock throughout the album, the band does their math in their heart, not just their head. Feeling their way rather than planning it doesn't dispel their confidence, but rather bolsters it by simple force of will. Amazing." - Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense

"RAPID CITIES are part of the pensive class... the super-serious thinkers, and emotional outputters. The ones weaned on a FUGAZI discography, a liberal arts degree, and a van that’s been through hell and back... and they’ve got the hefty, droning bass lines, arching guitars, scatter-shot drumming and thoughtful lyrics to prove it." - Pastepunk

"Rapid Cities deconstruct the conventions of arrangements and reassemble them into a clean, angular post-core blueprint... they're full of piss and vinegar and they're hoping to be heard." - Exclaim! Magazine

"Whatever turns you on, you can’t deny Rapid Cities’ talent and the quality of this debut album. Open your ears and your mind..." - Altsounds

"It’s a superb debut" - Die, Shellsuit Die!

"This sounds to me like it wouldn't be out of place on modern day Dischord Records... it's ruddy good stuff, I'm thoroughly enjoying it." - Suspect Device Zine

"With all the flailing guitar riffs and distressed singing style... still, this stuff stands out on its own... Machinery Saints is a refreshing debut since so few bands are doing this..." - Punknews.Org (click to read full review)

"It’s dissonant, anguished, and melodic all at the same time... I really didn’t think bands like this existed anymore beyond the fantasies of art-school weirdos who THINK they sound like this and instead just give me migraines... Machinery Saints... It’s terrifyingly damn close to a perfect post-hardcore/punk album, with an edge that’ll cut you like a prison shiv in the kidneys while you’re in the dinner line over that one cigarette you traded for a blo…nevermind, just get your hands on it. It’s just really, really, really, good." - Fistfight at the Arthouse (click to read full review)

"These New Brunswick kids debut LP is a fantastic collection of post-hardcore rockers, drawing inspiration from the early 90's DC scene and adding some nice mathy dynamics to their strong melodies. Articulate and intelligent, Rapid Cities inject powerful musicanship over dissonant guitar work and driving rhythms... Ultimately, Rapid Cities are paving a path all their own and this is an excellent starting point." - Tom Haugen's Action Sports Blog on GO211 (click to read full review)

"It’s definitely impressive." - Built On a Weak Spot (click to read full review)

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