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Male Bonding
Endless Now - Sub Pop
FILTER Grade: 86%

By Marty Sartini Garner on August 30, 2011


Male Bonding

England’s nicest punks return with another set of romantic bashing. The Dalston trio have scrubbed up the lower end of their fidelity with handclaps and whoa-ohs, but retain the guitar-strangles and dreamy melodies that gave last year’s Nothing Hurts its street muscle. Even at their most abrasive (see the aluminum-scratched “Before It’s Gone” or the six-minute mile of “Bones”), Male Bonding can’t help but balance themselves on an axis of sweet melody.

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