I can kinda feel The Meltdowns on several levels. The first track that came up, “Tonight We Dine,” reminds me of what Michael Jackson would put out if he were raised on the Papa Roach cover of his own “Smooth Criminal,” but then decided about a year and a half later that he was “too indie” for Papa Roach anymore, sold off his Ibanez 7-string and downloaded every Gang of Four track he could find on SoulSeek. Unfortunately, he still ended up with a shipwrecked career all because he fondled a little boy’s penis. But now he writes frenetic, dancy-y, house party, dancing on the countertops punk and gets MAD GASH and free PBRs everywhere he goes. That’s just reason #1.
Also, I would like to point out that by swapping letters in the band name “Gang of Four,” you get “Fang of Gore”; and when you type “Fang of Gore” into a google image search, you get this:
That’s just reason #2 why you should click on The Meltdowns’ MySpace Page, befriend them, and then let them crash at your house when they’re on tour.
The Meltdowns’ debut EP, “No Authority, Direction, or Control” was released in January and should be purchased HERE. It sounds like demon dance party dogs tearing through a sweaty basement club and nipping at the heels of rad chicks with ugly-ass haircuts.
Don’t worry: Unlike both the real and the alternate reality Michael Jacksons, The MELTDOWNS WILL NOT TOUCH YOUR PENIS. (maybe.)
The Meltdowns have East Coast shows coming up. You can find them after the jump.
May 29 2008 10:00P Clash Bar! Clifton
May 31 2008 8:00P Matchless Brooklyn, New York
Jun 7 2008 8:00P Somewhere Charlottesville, Virginia
Jun 8 2008 8:00P Longbranch Saloon Knoxville, Tennessee
Jun 10 2008 8:00P BABYHOLE @ Toy Eater’s Jersey City, New Jersey
Jun 28 2008 9:00P Tierney’s Montclair, New Jersey
Jul 4 2008 9:00P Spike Hill – Independence Day Show Brooklyn, New York