With everything falling apart around us, the need for honest sounds is great. On A Hero’s Death, Irish post-punks Fontaines D.C. offer up “anthems full of sulking, threatening poetry.” Guest reviewer Ken Layne of Desert Oracle weighs in on their punk rock poetry and fervor: Irish poetry and literature mixed with “post punk” sounds like a formula that would be pretty well worked over by now, but Fontaines D.C. make it sound alive and kicking, a brilliant new idea.
Los Angeles: Aquarium Drunkard Presents Fontaines D.C. at the Teragram Ballroom, September 26. Montreal, post-punk favorites Pottery are the support. This bill will sell out, get ’em now.