Here's the second post of the day, carefully yet pathetically designed to boost my cool ratings. Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you one of the hottest bands of the moment - The Death Set!
I first came across this Baltimore (by way of Australia) band on an obscure compilation over a year ago called 50 minutes. The premise was simple - 50 tracks, each about a minute long. Given the sheer number of songs, the quality was inevitably variable, but among the few good 'uns there was one stand out - a 55 second blast of sheer adrenaline married to propulsive electonic beats, charging guitars and screamed lyrics. It was great, but I thought no more about them until the buzz around them began to build again last month. MFDS, as they also like to be known (yes, it stands for what you think it does), have already arrived in the UK for a tour, which should only serve to enhance their wild live reputation even further. Their single is out this week on Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records, with an album to follow in March. If it's anything like this track, it'll be a blast, and over all too soon.
Download: The Death Set - Intermission (edit)
Londoners - The Death Set arrive in town this coming Friday and you can see them both at Barden's Boudoir and the Ninja Tune night You Don't Know at Electrowerkz. I presume the Barden's gig is an early set. You can buy the single from Rough Trade now.