How to Disappear
Destroy All Humans
I just gotta peep this. Two nights ago my friendly neighborhood neighbor and sometime drummer extraordinaire, the Great Joe Bird, turned me on to this band called How to Disappear. The name alone was intriguing enough as invisibility and the ability to disappear are commonly acknowledged as the greatest weapons in the ninja's formidable arsenal, but when I heard the music I was like, "Yeah, that's damn good shit."
The album is called Destroy All Humans. It is one of the best albums I've heard in a long, long time. Why? Well, it's the kind of album you really need to have on disc so you can snuggle up with it and get to know it in its entirety. Musically, the style of songwriting is what I would call "linear" or maybe "big loop." It definitely breaks the old verse-chorus-bridge-verse-chorus-etc. mold, and the musicianship required to carry it off is impressive as hell.
So I went to see How to Disappear open for some other band last night, just to see if they could pull it off live. They did, but the set was too short because one of those can't-decide-if-we-want-to-be-the Killers-or-the Fall Out Boys-annoyingly-trying-too-hard-to-"make it" New York rock bands was following them and wanted the stage time. There was a third band, but I couldn't stomach it. How to Disappear stole the show as far as I was concerned.