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Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?


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This is a career-defining masterpiece; an irresistible and remarkable album, sounding like a logical extension of the erratic indie-disco sounds of "The Sunlandic Twins". After 200+ shows in 16 months (including jaw-dropping performances at Lollapalooza and Bumbershoot), and "Sunlandic Twins" sales exceeding 50,000, the sky's the limit for "Hissing Fauna". The double LP is 180-gram vinyl in a deluxe, triple-gatefold jacket with six bonus tracks.

At first they were very twee. Then they were disco-punk, sort of. And now they are one. Kevin Barnes, this enigmatic band's prolific singer-songwriter, wrote and recorded much of this album alone, though he did enlist the help of a few friends (Alabee Blonde, the Late B.P. Helium and Heather McIntosh). Programmed handclaps, looped semi-funky bass and synth washes are the main ingredient on the Athens-based dude's Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?. Thankfully, he's still intent on mixing and matching disparate genres at whim, throwing Beach Boys' harmonies atop songs that sound more than a little like a Bowie-Eno collaboration. Lyrically, these might be the most personal songs Barnes has written. Sonically it's solid, but not as fully realized as the band's prior albums. As with any "growing pains" record, Destroyer might not make many new fans, but old ones will be pleased. The real breakthrough number, the song that hopefully hints at the band's next direction, is the twelve minute "Past Is a Grotesque Animal," a lovely and percolating New Wave motorik number that recalls the neon splendor of La Dusseldorf while referencing Georges Bataille. It's really good, and makes the listener fondly yearn for one's college days. --Mike McGonigal

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  • Audio CD (January 23, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: January 23, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • ASIN: B000KWZ94U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,237 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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