OUT NOW: ANECDATA’S ‘SHORT SHARP SHOCKS’
SHORT SHARP SHOCKS. The title sums it up, really.
The new Anecdata record is full of heavy guitars, loud drums and blazing synths, thrashing through songs rarely longer than two minutes long – like they used to make ’em back in the old days.
‘Just a Car’ barely makes it past a minute, packing in a capella harmonies, distorted synthesizer leads and powerchords to spare. ‘Siriscreen’ dials it back – just a tad – with an indie-rock blend of keys, acoustic guitars, George Orwell and Aldous Huxley.
‘Irrelevant’ and ‘Killy’ bring Star Trek back down to Earth, and ‘Your Money is Mine’ tackles capitalism itself. (It wouldn’t be a real album without one song tackling capitalism, right?)
AND: ANECDATA’S ‘YOU DO NOT DO’
Anecdata goes pop! Well, it’s a relative term.
The powerchords and rock drums are dialled back on ‘You Do Not Do’, in favour of keyboard basses, piercing synths and drums that go ‘BSHHHHJJ!’
Check out the Devo-style melodies and driving beats of ‘Metronomika’, satirical lyrics of ‘Ignoramus’ and ‘Dollar Dollar’ and the eerie, droning ‘Elisa Lam’.