Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Song Title: "Can I Touch Your Leg?"
Artist: Bilge Pump
Search Term: "Bilge"

British dance-punk trio Bilge Pump play with a practiced energy that would be infectious if the rapid patterns of drum, sludgy bass, guitar, and disengaged vocals came anywhere close to constituting hooks. (Or if they committed wholeheartedly to bracing, sarcastic ugliness like Cheveu's fine recent album, 1000.) Instead, there's an admirable amount of effort devoted to negligible returns. This track opens with nearly a minute of cows lowing, and it's far more interesting and cohesive than anything that happens thereafter.

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