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Disq – Collector (album review)

by Woody on March 6, 2020

Photo Credit – Sean Kelly

Madison’s Disq has uncorked a helluva a debut with Collector. They use the three guitar attack to great affect, blending their power-pop sensibilities with elements you’d hear on Pavement and Parquet Courts albums both in sound and how they deliver their vocals – sarcastic and mocking in parts.

On the opener, Daily Routine, I feel like these 20-something kids are coming at me and my day to day schedule. Guitars squealing as they sing of the mundane, the song is as good as you’ll get this year. A couple of songs later, they have a pining long song to a microphone on D19, which I learned today was the choice of The Beatles (didn’t hear that line in the song). After guitars a plenty, the acoustic Trash in the spirit of Elliott Smith is a welcome respite.

Overall the album flows with care-free exuberance of youth and the spirit of the Midwest. You won’t hear too many debuts in 2020 that sound better than this.

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Disq announce debut LP, Collector out 3/6

by Woody on January 8, 2020

Photo Credit – Sean Kelly

Every year I get older and my knees hurt more. Yet, these bands stay the same age. I’m the Wooderson of music bloggers that nobody reads any more. Anyway, I had heard a couple of songs by these fellas from Madison last year and made a special late night voyage down to catch a set by them at The Bottle. A) They were awesome. B) they were young. Anyway, Collector is out 3/6 on Saddle Creek. Here’s some info on the first track. This is gonna be a good one.

The hard-hitting track is a massive introduction to the record, encapsulating a fatigued modern nausea, as deBroux-Slone declares in an apathetic, tuneful groan “This is my daily routine/Spend my hours on a computer screen…I’m in prison but I think this place was built by me.” He’s backed by woozy guitars before the whole band crashes in like a panic attack, with tempo darting up and down throughout the song. “’Daily Routine’ is a song about an intense personal struggle,” Isaac deBroux-Slone explains. “In dark times, life can feel like a cycle that I’m trapped in, repeating over and over with no means of escape. It’s easy to fall into a void, thinking that everybody else has it all figured out, while losing sight of the fact that many others feel exactly the same way.”

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