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Uncut Go ‘Modern’

When Canadian dance rockers Uncut decided to put away the computers and crank up traditional instruments, no one expected their transition would literally and legitimately take it to ‘eleven.’ Manufactured beats are now heavy-handed percussion and lingering sound effects come care of super-strong electric guitar and percussion by hand. These tight arrangements are showcased on the band’s sophomore outing and latest effort, Modern Currencies.

Album opener “Dark Horse” an art-rock opus, beginning with a strangely harsh, but endearing lead guitar composition that evolves into a work that sends the listener on sharp curves between verse and bridge. Uncut accomplishes something that feels wildly driven and existential thanks to the song’s spoken-word lyrics and persistent hi-hat/bass drum percussion a la Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” Frontman-turned-producer Ian Worang beckons, “I’ll show them all how far I’ll go” — and on “Dark Horse,” he certainly proves how far Uncut has come indeed. Cash in on Uncut’s Modern Currencies now via Paper Bag.

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Uncut — “Dark Horse” DOWNLOAD MP3

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