The Detachment Kit
The Detachment Kit
Actually, my card is all maxed out. What we are looking for is debt relief." Ian Menard (guitar and lead vocals) and Charlie Davis (guitar) are the constructors of Detachment Kit. On "Of This Blood" (Frenchkiss Records), the highly-anticipated follow-up full-length to their 2002 debut "They Raging Quiet Army", Ian handled guitars, drums, and vocals while Charlie pulled double-duty playing guitar and bass. The touring version of Detachment Kit includes a rhythm section comprised of Michael Hamilton (drums) and Bryan Mayer (bass guitar). "Of This Blood" was recorded in two weeks time at Steve Albini's studio, Electrical Audio, in Chicago, IL, the same creative hotbed where the band spent all of one day recording their first album, They Raging Quiet Army.
The thirteen additional days wear well on Detachment Kit. Of This Blood is more than the proverbial musical leap forward for the band. The album distills themes of isolation, anxiety, triumph, loss, hope and sentiment into its own unique poetics; it is concrete with soft skin. Of This Blood travels many musical paths, surprising and challenging the listener at each turn.
Guided by anthemic, angular guitars, throaty deep bass lines, bombastic drums and layers of confessional, angst-ridden, yet playful and vulnerable vocals, the album captures the dichotomy between danger and delicacy. According to Charlie, their songs are "short stories that Ian and I make up when we drink together and sometimes when we drink alone." Ian describes their music as "developmentally challenged." Charlie's description, "We play rock and roll. The awesome kind." And the critics agree with Charlie, as Detachment Kit comes highly acclaimed. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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