Something didn't click about Post-Modern Sounds the first time I saw them-- most likely part of it was them choosing to do a DK's cover ("Moon Over Marin")-- but after seeing them again last night and listening to their new "Literal Tension" EP on constant repeat, their Wire-slash-Minutemen-slash-Gang of Four style of post punk is finally starting to sink in with me.
Not that Post-Modern Sounds need my approval; they've already been hyped up by the local art weeklies and such on account of how young they are (they're all like eleven*, apparently) and for sounding like a bunch of bands that all broke up before they were even born.
In any case, "Literal Tension" finds Post-Modern Sounds sounding way past their years, even though their live set is still pretty much a energetic punk rock shambles. One of the reasons I'm starting to like these guys a lot is that they seem to have figured out what they want to do from an early start and are capable of pulling it off, even if they're probably still too young to have heard a Mecht Mensch record yet.
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