Sunday, October 20, 2019

DUSTdevils - Rhenyards Grin (1987, Rouska)

Sorry I didn't get much in the way of new music to you last week.  Hope this makes up for it.  The DUSTdevils were a stunning bygone act I don't think I've covered here before.  Formulated in the UK by a duo of Michael Duane and Jaqi Dulany, but later immigrating to New York, the 'devils were responsible for this austere slice of post-punk, three more albums and just as many eps.  From what I've absorbed so far by them Rhenyards Grin is what I appreciate the most.  It's a no-stumble, ten song concoction of noir, minor key aesthetics, droney albeit tuneful guitar runs, and Dulany's quasi-melodic parlance that's a perfect match for her noisome compatriots.  Think early Siouxsie meets Band of Susans.  Looking forward to excavating the remainder of their back catalog.

01. Encient
02. Life Guarder
03. The Lost Divide
04. Hardraugh Forces
05. Mouthful of Stars
06. Dirt of Days
07. In It's Own Light
08. Pressed
09. Another Hit
10. Real Hate Work

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2 comments:

WmPerry said...

Michael Duane was also behind the best music blog of all time: Young MossTongue

Unknown said...

I second WmPs comment. That was SUCH a great blog. Been about 5(?) years and I still miss it.