The Almighty Defenders, 'The Almighty Defenders' (Vice)

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The Almighty Defenders
Critical Mass
Label: Vice

by Steve Kandell

Though Messrs. Oberst, James, and Ward may be monopolizing the term indie supergroup, this ad hoc collabo between garage-rock kingpins Black Lips and the King Khan & BBQ Show transcends the gimmicky handle. Written and recorded inside a week immediately following the Lips' disastrous early-2009 tour of India, the 11 songs feel as cathartic as they do shambolic, melding Khan's soul nuggets with the Lips' Nuggets soul. Tracks like rousing shout-along "Bow Down and Die" (a dead ringer for Southside Johnny's version of "Havin' a Party") rival anything in either act's fuzzy, buzzy repertoire.

LISTEN: The Almighty Defenders, "Cone of Light"(DOWNLOAD MP3)

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