Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Fate Grab It, Real Snape

Artist: The Young Knives
Song: “Terra Firma”
Rating: D+

Absurdism is the name of the game in this plain-faced visceral jaunt from Brit rock trio Young Knives. It’s the kind of video musicians would put out to entice foolhardy bloggers into hours of hard analysis, copies of The Republic in hand. I’m no student of philosophy by any means, but I struggle to know where to even begin to seek out a message among off-colored fruit, empty expressions, replicated rabbits and very-much-alive boas. I understand that some bands just like to have fun, but if that’s what Young Knives are going for here, they’re falling a bit short of delivery.

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