Bang! Bang! are hitting a few dozen places across the U.S. on their spring tour, but to them every town looks the same. Another dose of dance punk mania from the Chicago quartet, their upcoming sophomore release The Dirt That Makes You Drown (out April 10 on Morphius) explores everything from dirty fingernails to chicks from outer space. The track “Prefab Nation” is an anthem against the artificial spawned from the homogenized surroundings of suburbia. As the keyboard whistles and the drums kick, Jack Flash and Gretta Fine take their turn on wail duty, reminding us that the only way to fight replication is to just “keep on rockin’.”
Now Hear This:
Bang! Bang! – “Prefab Nation” DOWNLOAD MP3
Talk: Which is more fab, imitation or innovation?
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