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Monday, 22 September 2014

ATTACK IN BLACK

GenresPunk / Rock / Indie / Garage / Alternative / Country
Related artistsDaniel, Fred & Julie, Baby Eagle and The Proud Mothers, Marine Dreams, City And Colour, Grey Kingdom, A Day And A Deathwish and Black Lungs.
CountryWelland, Ontario CANADA
Years Active2000-2010
Song: "Hunger of the Young"
Album: "Marriage"
Year: 2007
Label(s): Self Released / You've Changed Records / Dine Alone Records / Hassle Records / Zeitstrafe
This post's artist is from the September 2014 Mix. This is track #9.
You can download the September Mix#9 right here or get the new October Mix#10 here.
For fans of: WaxwingCriteria, Modern Rifles, CanvasHot Water Music, The Weakerthans, Make Do And Mend, The Tragically Hip, Sloan, Blue Rodeo, By Divine Right, Odds and City And Colour.

ATTACK IN BLACK sound like what you'd expect Hot Water Music 'A Flight and a Crash'-era mixed with the pop sensibilities of The Weakerthans. I didn't care much for the slow and monotonous 'Years' album (and haven't followed the band since), but 2007's 'Marriage' is an all-around winner in my books. I'm not usually one for country or folk but the slight tinge on this album really compliments the band and the music.

"Come What May" has a strong chorus built around a really good backup vocal line of "but nothing matters and nothing's wrong" is the definition of catchiness. "Young Leaves" has a great "na na na na" chant. "Hunger of the Young" is my choice track and reminds me a lot of a more aggressive Waxing, with really thick instrumentals during the verse with a nice guitar flare and a very engaging chorus. "Inches and Ages" has some great vocal melodies, even during the country as hell part after the 1:30-mark. The title track "Marriage", "Broken Things" and "Husbands" are also more than decent songs worth checking out. The best thing about this album are the vocals. The singer can really go from rough clean to beautiful in a heartbeat. Fantastic.

If you are a fan of radio-friendly rock with a unique twist and bands like The Weakerthans, Modern Rifles, Criteria and Make Do And Mend then check these guys out.


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DISCOGRAPHY

2005 - Attack In Black cdEP

2006 - Widows cdEP
2006 - Northern Towns 7" (all acoustic)

2007 - Marriage cd/12"LP (download here)
2007 - The Curve of the Earth 12"LP

2008 - Fall Tour split 7" (w/Shotgun Jimmie and Ladyhawk)

2009 - Years (by One Thousand Fingertips) cd/2x12"LP
2009 - Baby Eagle split LP
2009 - Fake Love Songs cassette EP

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(2007) ATTACK IN BLACK - "Hunger of the Young" (from 'Marriage')

(2007) ATTACK IN BLACK - "Young Leaves" (from 'Marriage')

(2007) ATTACK IN BLACK - "Come What May" (from 'Marriage')

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ATTACK IN BLACK additional link

Marriage cdLP in .wma format (download here)
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