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Damien* – “Crippled Cute”

CCfront150ARTIST: DAMIEN*
TITLE: “CRIPPLED CUTE”
LABEL: SUITESIDE
PUBLISHER: SUPERMOTA srl
FORMAT: CD Cartoon Sleeve
CAT N.: SS016
OUT: OCTOBER 15th 2009

 

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Tracklisting: On Ice 2’47” / Unaware Unaware 3’27” / Courtship 4’09” / Confidants 3’24” / Storyboard 3’11″/ Lesser Thoughts 4’30″/ Twisted Realm 2’30″/ Softcore 2’36” / You Bombonniere 4’08” / Night Rush 4’35” / Starting Fires 2’13” – Total Running Time 37’35”

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english“Crippled Cute” was recorded at Vacuum Studios in Bologna in June ’09, with artistic production by Settlefish’s Bruno Germano (Disco Drive, My Awesome Mixtape, Blake/e/e…) then mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago.
It’s an album of shining indie pop songs, footed in the punk/wave age with lots of guitars and catchy tunes, the heart in the ’90s (Modest Mouse, Pavement) and the hands in the new century (Klaxons, Foals). Damien* are a trio from Pesaro, Italy, a small and charming town beside the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Active since 2002, they play noisy polaroidspower rock with melodic tunes. They’re electric and groovy and scruffy and savage. They have clever lyrics, but they’re not poseurs. ….and they love to set the stage on fire, LOTS of stages on fire, actually, and this is the main reason why they joined Suiteside in mid-2007.

italia“Crippled Cute” il titolo del nuovo album dei Damien*, in uscita a Ottobre per Suiteside/Audioglobe. 11 le tracce, Bruno Germano (Settlefish) al mixer dei Vacuum Studio di Bologna (Disco Drive, Blake/e/e/e, My Awesome Mixtape, Egle Sommacal).
Per i Damien* è indubbiamente il lavoro della maturità dopo l’irruente Mart/Art, l’energia del trio è ora incanalata in brani immediati ma non semplici, curati nelle voci e negli arrangiamenti, adatti alle radio come agli indie clubs, col cuore nei ’90s (Pavement, Modest Mouse) le mani nel nuovo secolo (Klaxons, Foals) e gli occhi ogni tanto rivolti verso la punta delle scarpe in stile nu-gaze.

PRESS

Grinding bass and fierce drumming and a completely in-your-face presence charge these track. Very well! 75 or Less (USA)
Damien* puts a whole new spin on the generic British pop song. It’s just refreshing. Grade: A. Remain in Light (UK)
It’s a killer throwback blast of guitar crunch and arena filling choruses. It’s an ass-shaker from its opening chord to the last. Radio Dick (USA)
This young and promising band from Pesaro is able to mix a post-punk background with a more pop attitude. MAP
A quite splendid proposition, take a listen to ‘Confidants’ and hear for yourself. This is the sort of tuneage that was rocking my world back in the 1990’s. MP3 Hugger (IRL)
Il nuovo disco dei Damien* è una bomba, devo dire che questo nuovo lavoro della band pesarese mi ha convinto appieno. Frigopop
Crippled Cute guarda piuttosto a molto rock e punk californiano, tenendo sempre presenti i Pavement, ma anche al rock inglese recentissimo, e il loro è un album godibile in cui i brani hanno tutti una propria vita e sono ben distinguibili.Loudvision
Il balzo c’è stato, nei suoni ma soprattutto nelle melodie. Odelay
Ai Damien stavolta sembra calzare a pennello una certa eleganza new wave. Immancabili i toni scuri (Courtship), con repentine vampate glam à la Franz Ferdinand (Twisted Realm).
Ma la cosa migliore mi pare la maniera in cui i Damien* indossano quasi con noncuranza costumi che non saprei definire altro che britpop,Polaroid
Scrivono pagine da grande band, si ascolti in tal senso Lesser Thoughts nella sua perfetta sintesi di post-rock e songwriting. I Damien* si fanno voler bene perche uniscono sfrontatezza e coerenza. Rockaction
La band pesarese dimostra ancora una volta di saperci fare. Sentire Ascoltare
Sa tenere l’ascoltatore inchiodato ad ascoltarlo fino alla fine. Centromusica Cremona

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