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Posted by Jett Black (Member # 2) on 08 April 2004, 10:11 AM:
That's Right! They're BACK!
and not with just a shy little "Hello."
Nah, bébé, They're Back with a VENGENCE!
Introduce recent post-mail arrivals:
THE STRAND: DIATOM (FULL-LENGTH)
THE STRAND: RMX vol.1 (10 REMIXES)
I'll be completely honest here... I'm flipping back and forth between the Remix album and the full-length album *constantly* comparing the remixes with the originals because it's just so much g.d. fun! They're both awesome renditions of what THE STRAND does with new music.
Okay, let's be fair to the remixers and list them, too:
[Those that I recognise]
THE END PARTY
MASSIV IN MENSCH
[Now, those that are new to me]
Let me break into my own spontaneous review and totally give a shout out to THE STRAND vocalist KIMBERLY BROWN!
Say it with me, now: "WOW!"
Read Kim's bio HERE at www.strandland.com
Jesus F**king Christ! Her voice: You GOTTA hear it!
THE STRAND is so F**KING COOL!
I rarely say that about USA bands.
Definitely exceptions would include THE AZOIC and COLLIDE.
THE STRAND has never been more cool than they are right now with DIATOM and RMX vol.1
Absolutely these must be consumed together.
Don't rip yourself off by getting only one or the other.
You gotta breathe it all in!
These remixes are just gonna rock your f**king world! hey, and let's even extend to the literal sense, okay? Seriously, THE STRAND f**king RAWKS!
Okay.. let's go a little deeper... I'm still catching my breath. Give me a second.
You know, this one is so hard because minute by minute, second by second, I'm just so blown away.
I want to drift into the next room (as if I had a next room) and kick on the f**king strobe lights, the sweat machine, and invite everyone from the PIG-list (PDX Industrial Gothic) to come on down and shake that cyber industrial groove thing. This is just amazing! I'm torn between sitting here spreading the good news and pretending that I have a danceclub in my bedroom and ten million friends to share this with.
If you don't hear this album, you've missed the 21st century. That's all there is to it!
Don't miss the future!
Wrap your legs around HAUNTED!
(track 6 of DIATOM; t-1, 6, & 9 of RMX vol.1)
And again, KIMBERLY BROWN! What an amazing vocalist! HOW COOL IS THE STRAND??
And let's not ignore the man himself, DAVE STRAND, also a prominant vocalist in many of the tracks on these albums... I've always liked Dave's vocals... and they're even better this time out.
Dave's got that SOUNDS OF MASS PRODUCTION style of cyber industrial punctuation to his vocals. Think "Beyond Thunderdome" or maybe like the screaming Messiah from that film "CHILDREN OF DUNE" and then insert those moments into the awesome music provided by THE STRAND.
You MUST explore this question of cool and THE STRANDfor yourself!
I dare say that you will feel compelled to make new friends just so that you can share the STRAND with someone new!
Every body who KNEW THE STRAND in previous years always knew that there was something very kewl and up and coming about this band... in so many ways... live, film, music videos, collectible trading cards of the apocalypse from days in THE TRENCH... the list just goes on forever for die-hard fans of THE STRAND.
and now... the enthusiasm comes even more alive because with the music melting through these twin releases ...Jesus H. Christ! IT'S HOT!! There's no escaping it! THE STRAND has got to be the hottest band in the USA right now! and this is NOT just a studio project that you will never hear about until the next album... this is a minimum of a half dozen desert dark-industrial music fiends blazing a trail through the wilderness with live performances and their music even appears in scintillating indie films such as "Liberata' Me" and most recently "Synthetic Truth" (among others).
Now, let me make this clear for those few of you out there who really just don't understand, and maybe have never heard of THE STRAND
This AIN'T no TECHNO-INDUSTRIAL, mamma's boy, wanna-be, wimpy ass shit.
Performed LIVE with [yes] a real drummer, four keyboardists, and two vocalists and all manner of indescribable mayhem, decor, mayhem, and fans in riot gear jumping like crazy, heralding the f**king apocalypse, THE STRAND brings the scene together! THE STRAND puts on a devastating live music performance not-to-be-missed.
Got the Flu? take some medicine and get your arse in gear! You ain't gonna wanna miss a live show headlining THE STRAND. It's MASSIVE!
I'm not certain what it's ALL about yet, but judging from the little pieces of paper that arrived with the music, THE STRAND appears to be teaming up with an outfit called: Trash City Film & Entertainment. I can only imagine that this bodes well for a future that would include music and perhaps visual appearances of THE STRANDin more upcoming indie films.
OH! Here's some news!
RIGHT NOW, you can Request Strand CDs in Hot Topic! They're close to a national deal with them!
If any band deserves to have a lot of cash tossed in their direction, it's got to be THE STRAND! If only to help these monsters of industrial dance get rolling on a USA National tour.
THE STRAND! *LIVE*
TWO NEW SHOWS!
IMPERATIVE REACTION/ STRAND / AON
April 21st Wednesday
At P.I. 5014 S Price Rd Tempe, AZ (480) 897-1466
LIVE ON THE EDGE!
April 24th Saturday
At The Sets
On Southern and Mill Ave
18+, barW/id, $5 cover
Saturday April 24th
"You make death an entertainment!"
I love it!
Love THE STRAND!
w w w . s t r a n d l a n d . c o m
Posted by morphius bastet (Member # 161) on 15 April 2004, 08:34 PM:
I love the strand!!!
i saw there last concert here in albuquerque.
i doing security there to, the concert rocked, especially during "chicks suck".
Posted by Jett Black (Member # 2) on 20 April 2004, 01:49 PM:
I will most likely be providing either security details or Front Door (cashier) detail for any show that THE STRAND performs at SABALA'S MT TABOR music venue in Portland, Oregon!
Jett Black - 360.513.9121
SCREAMING ARTIST PUBLICITY
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