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Exclusive Stream: The (International) Noise Conspiracy

With gritty guitars and catchy pop, these anarchist punkers sing about our sorry times -- but really, are they so bad?

By: William Goodman // November 6, 2008

With Barack Obama poised to take the White House, one can’t help but wonder if Dennis Lyxzén, singer of politically-charged Swedish punks (International) Noise Conspiracy, is eating his own words. “You sit there hoping for something to save your life / We’re going to bleed into the dustbins of history,” he jauntily chants in “Dustbins of History,” a rollicking track off the band’s new album, Cross of My Calling (out November 25), that addresses the sorry state of our generation.

Whatever your political stance (Lyxzén is a staunch anarchist), this tune delivers in upbeat, anthemic choruses, choppy verses, and driving drums and gritty guitars. The song is excellent — but don’t take our word for it, listen:

Listen: The (International) Noise Conspiracy, “Dustbins Of History”

The (International) Noise Conspiracy on tour:

11/11, New York, NY (The Studio at Webster Hall)
11/12, Los Angeles, CA (El Cid)
11/13, Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
11/14, Los Angeles, CA (Eagle Rock Arts Center)
11/15, Santa Ana, CA (Sound Downtown Festival)
11/16, San Francisco, CA (Bottom of the Hill)