Artist: DananananaykroydTitle: There Is A WayLabel: Pizza CollegeGenre: IndieBitrate: 256kbit avTime: 00:59:40Size: 115.24 mbRip Date: 2011-06-11Str Date: 2011-06-13DISC 101. Reboot 4:0002. All Us Authors 2:4103. E Numbers 4:1404. Think & Feel 3:4705. Muscle Memory 3:1906. Time Capsule 4:4307. Good Time 3:1508. Apostrophe 3:5309. Seven Days Late 3:3010. Glee Cells Trade 2:3611. Make A Fist 4:43DISC 201. Bodies Like Holes 3:2902. Wow 3:1303. Searchlight 3:5304. Song Six 5:4505. Cameo 2:39Release NotesThis Glasgow-formed sextet made a sizeable impact back in 2008, despitea career plan that bordered on self-sabotage. First they picked one ofthe most difficult-to-spell band names in rock history Dan Aykroydwas one of the worlds most misspelled actors already then developeda live show so raucous that injuries regularly resulted. Their originalsinger actually cut his eye during the first song of their first evergigCapturing such a riotous ethos on record can be difficult, but their2009 debut album, Hey Everyone, came impressively close with itsrelentless onslaught of speedy-fingered riffs and good-naturedshouting. For the follow-up the fun-loving Scots decamped to thefamously chilled-out shores of Venice Beach, California. You mightexpect the mania to have calmed somewhat as a result, but while thereare moments of quiet reflection here, generally speaking There Is a Waycontains even more youthful larks than its predecessorThe major achievement of this record produced by Slipknot desk-jockeyRoss Robinson is the broadening of Dananananaykroyds sound, prisingit clear of the numerous shouty young bands to have followed theirlead. Sometimes this is rather off-putting several tracks veerworryingly close to US-style skate-punk, notably the single MuscleMemory. But a distinctive Glasgow burr is pleasingly prominent,particularly when they slow everything down for a few fleeting secondsThe standout track, an exhaustingly intense epic called E Numbers,benefits hugely from a quietly-sung interlude which was presumablyinserted to prevent the band spontaneously combusting while playing itlive. There are further welcome changes of pace throughout the album: alow-key intro here, a spooky echo effect there, and a couple of tracksthat differ markedly from the usual templateApostrophe borders on anthemic soft-rock in places, albeit with aless-than-radio-friendly refrain about a spiders corpse thatscarried away by ants". And Think and Feel features an almost KaiserChiefs-like chant-along section a very apt "dananana-nana" then, ofall things, a sax break. That may bewilder some devotees of the bandsprevious work but the chorus is classic Dananananaykroyd: "I get bored,so I go outside / For a bee-er For a bee-erYou can take the band out of Glasgow, but you cant take away theirpintsThis is the Deluxe Edition that comes in a nice cardboard gatefold casewith a poster and a bonus CD with 5 extra tracks. Pick it up on Monday,enjoy
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