Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Skull Defekts - Waving
When I saw The Skull Defekts play at PA's Lounge last year, they changed me. I didn't realize it at the time, of course. But as the days and weeks progressed, I knew there was something missing in my life. That was because most of the material they played live hadn't been released yet. But I needed to hear to this music again. There was a certain je ne sais quoi that could only be achieved when listening to "Waving" or "Six Sixes" or any other song off of The Temple.
The Skull Defekts have made a rock record unlike any other I've heard. It's sexmagic. It's powerthrill. It's everything a rock record should be. I had no idea what I was missing until I heard this. The percussion is so tribal and propulsive and the guitars are buzzing electric raw. This is the record you crank all the way up and fucking pound your chest to. The Temple is something that deserves it's own place on your shelf, perhaps even on a pedestal set atop your mantle.
Here is a video I shot of them playing "Six Sixes" last October. If and when they come back to the US, this is proof that you need to see them.