Last month, "On the Download" premiered the first MP3
from Dirty Bombs, a Voltron-esque local supergroup featuring
members of Televandals, the Luxury, and Conservative Man. Their collective
mechanical roar persists here with "In Every City," a blistering
post-millennial rock joyride that opens like an explosion, breaking at once into
its electro-disco chorus before bouncing along through seas of fuzzed-out synths and thumps while maintaining a
vicious alt-rock edge.
The relocation of former Conservative Man
vocalist/programmer Ian McCarthy to Boston from Philly earlier this year was
our finest heist on the City of Brotherly Love since the Bruins acquired Dave
Poulin in 1990 - McCarthy's School of John Titor songwriting vision makes
Dirty Bombs a definite local act to watch in 2k11.
They crash the House of
Blues front room on November 26 with indie lads Midatlantic; in the meantime,
snag the "In Every City" MP3
DOWNLOAD: Dirty Bombs, "In Every City" [MP3]