Sunday, January 3, 2010


The Hospitals
Hairdryer Peace
(Self Released, 2008)

Late in this decade, wrapping indie pop in barbed wire seemed like the cool thing to do with bands like No Age, Times New Viking and Wavves garnering attention from all over for their ability to turn it to 11. The Hospitals decided 11 wasn't loud enough, and then decided and simple pop wasn't good enough and ended up with the most ridiculously grisly pop mangle of the decade. If you could inject a hallucinogen directly into the fabric of a recording, I suspect Hairdryer Peace is what it would sound like.


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