A little “Nintendo Blood” goes a long way

I was on a record-buying spree at Cactus Records here in Bozeman a couple months ago and my friend who works here beckoned me over to the counter to show me something “he thought I’d be into.” I was. It was mini-lighter holder/USB drive with Julian Casablancas and the Voidz new album, ‘Tyranny’, on it. I bought it. I don’t have a lot of use for lighters besides lighting the grill or some candles but if I get myself a mini-lighter, it’s going in that case! Anyway, this album is somethin’ else. Certainly NOTHING anything like Casablancas other work with The Strokes. This album is rough, dirty, contorted, dissonant in sound, and grimey. I posted “Human Sadness” in a playlist a few months ago but “Nintendo Blood” is my other favorite track. It starts out almost 80’s jazz, mixed with Casablanca’s lazy vocals and then it all falls into place at about 45 seconds. It quickly returns to where it started, however. This back and forth continues throughout this song and almost defines this album. I like it.

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