06 June 2018

HIDE


Straight up one of the most powerful current live acts in the world. How two people can create such a cacophony and set such a powerful mood...it's just mystifying. Karoline and I flew them to San Francisco for our anniversary show last year, and I already look forward to the next time I can see them in the flesh. Centered around the state execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian woman who killed the man who was trying to rape her, these four songs transcend any preconceived notion you may have about power...it's helplessness manifested as overwhelming strength, and it feels as huge as it sounds. In the meantime, as much as I have listened to 2017's Black Flame EP, their new LP is dominating my world lately. 

Violence begets Violence - a lesson learned / Violence begets Violence - I'm gonna take my turn 
Why hang the rapist? / Watch him twist and turn / When you can torch the rapist?
And watch that fucker burn


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