(11.2007, Lovepump United)
Thank you Clipd Beaks for stepping up to the plate and making the album that Liars should’ve made. With Hoarse Lords the band has created a monster. The album is an atonal mess filled with a rupturing bombast of no wave deconstruction. Gritty and dark, Clipd Beaks scare up a storm of wonderful peaks that are still accessible even after being dragged through empty train yards, abandoned factories and numerous bar fights. Anchored with jarring drums and pulsating base, Clipd Beaks have the hallmarks of similarly deft rock experimentalists but with enough of their own unique presence to marks them as the new leaders of the pack. And with a year marked by a heavy presence of bands in this genre that is saying something big. The monstrous quality of their sound and aesthetic is a force to be reckoned with; the kind of force that will steal away all your other rock records and destroy them. Watch out for Hoarse Lords because once they get their hooks in you there is no escape. A wild ride that only gets weirder and more enjoyable on every listen.
Clipd Beaks - "Melter"