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Ireland’s Drop D - The Rough Guide To Native
If like me you’ve been excitedly following the recently resurgent musical genre usually classified as “TOTALLY FUCKING AWESOME” you’ll no doubt have heard the name or read the words Sargent House. The American independent label is home to such acts as The Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, Fucking Hella, Russian Fucking Circles, RXFucking Bandits, This Fucking Town Needs Guns, B-Fucking-oris, Fang Fucking Island and one of their most recent signings? A little known Irish dreampop trio … I think they’re called the Adebisis or something like that.
But one of the biggest fucking deals on the Sargent House roster right now is Native (you may notice this write up/review is kind of laced with four letter words, but after you’ve gone and listened to Native’s back catalogue so far I think you’ll understand). Formed from the ashes of two other bands in Valparaiso, Indiana in 2007 the band quickly set about to writing some of the most ball-grabbingly brilliant songs to come out of the American punk underground; they’ve pretty much been on tour ever since. Boasting a median age that will send most other working bands into fits of frustration at their own lack of progress, the band have toured all over the United States and Canada and rumours are abounding of a UK (hopefully encompassing Ireland) and European tour this summer. Native’s blend of a beefy yet agile rhythm section, intricate but visceral guitar work and lyrics laced with expert wordsmanship calls to mind Dischord greats Q and Not U and FUGAZI, both of whom the band collectively count as major influences. One could go on and on about how great Native are, but instead I’m going to talk about how their music does the talking for them.