By: Mike Lenz (info at thestreetsonfire dot com) Wednesday, September 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM
The Streets On Fire, a Chicago
based post punk band will be making their Indianapolis debut Sept 15th at Melody
Inn with Beta Male. Also on the bill is LA's Voxhaul Broadcast.
The Streets On Fire released
their debut full lenth album, This is Fancy, on July 20th. It has spent
the last 6 weeks on CMJ's top 200 charting to #77. The band's MySpace features
sample tracks from both This is Fancy and their first EP Hot
"The Streets On Fire are not messing around on This Is Fancy. This is straight-up, menacing rock. The band's sound may lean towards the darker side of things, but on their raw debut album, The Streets On Fire still manage to have fun while rocking your face off."
"Chadwick is the flashiest, most entertaining factor in This Is Fancy, but he's certainly not working alone. "Chadwick Shut Up!" allows a long, pedal-altered guitar solo to erupt out of its hard, rhythmic foundations, a bit of space rock wedged in a post-punk carryall."
"'This is Fancy' …makes you want to move. Not exactly dance, but move in a way that might attract attention and genuinely worry the people around you, who may even ask if you're alright. You'll tell them you're fine, but they may try to give you juice and ask you to sit down for a moment…"
"This Chicago band made several local publications "bands to watch" lists early this year and after checking out their debut This Is Fancy, you will know why. Their post-punk sound is dirty, grinding, guitar driven and an outright 30 minutes of fun."
"Could a record this janky, greasy, and outright fun be any good for me? Probably not. It's an indulgence, like the deep dish pizza of the band's hometown. If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, This Is Fancy could become one of your go-to spins when the chips are down and it's time to fuck shit up."
"It is furious, raw, raggedy-assed rock and roll that leaves you with a big smile on your face, grease on your hands, and sweat dripping from the walls. And sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered."
"Post punk with a bit of rock and roll thrown in, they take the past and strangle it, wring it, and rob it of everything it's worth and then chuck it aside... Angular, raw, and speedy, these guys hurry their way through songs as if someone was out to get them. This is Fancy sounds like its going to be a paranoid delight."
"It's post-punk dance rock like !!! with some Pixies thrown in. It's like the Czech band Sunshine. And there's even hints of the Fall. It's angular, odd, but banging along with a rough-and-ready dance rhythm."
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