Thursday, February 23, 2012

Trap Them (and Kill Them)

TRAP THEM is a noisy hardcore band that owes as much to Entombed as is does to crust punk and whatever modern hybrid discordant kvlt shit is going on out there right now. They got records out on all the good labels: Deathwish Inc, Southern Lord and Prosthetic. Fuck.

Well... I am a sucker for crappy videos like this, and the bad audio quality and weird camera angles don't even matter. If anything, they add to the pleasure. The raw feel these videos produce is extraordinary because I get in that particular moment, into the band's world and I can "get it" more. Less is more. Trash is invaluable. If we can forget that everything needs to be fucking polished in the world we live in, then we can step into a different world, see a different scene, discover something new. I also love the fact that I can see details about what the band is actually playing. Consider this a lesson, and everything you watch and learn is another pillar in this fascination with aggressive, raw music. So... bring on the obscure videos! It's inspiration...

Someone said that this is no ordinary hardcore band, but a band of men who live and die for their music. What better compliment than that, huh?

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