Damn, usually I feel like I need to rant and ramble about the music posted here myself, that my feelings on something have to come from me. Hey, and that is fair I think. Keep on bloggin and all that. But Impose Magazine’s write up about the new music video from ALASKAS says anything I would want to and more and with exactly the style I think it should be said. So here is what they have to say:
It’s not that Alaskas (Dillon James Rego) used to be more subtle – his vocal looping and droney tones were always kind of walking the line between sanity and madness – but this new record he’s got coming out, called Dillon James Rego Is Feelin’ Blue, is a weird kind of assault. Claiming to be the singer’s take on doo wop and forgotten teen pop rarities from the early ’60s, this first single “Cheat Cheat” is an aggressive accusation, more reminiscent of The Clash’s “Cheat” then any sort of polite teenybopper lament. The video, filmed at Fort Tilden Beach in Brooklyn, is Dillon splashing around, hypnotizing the camera, following the rhythm and charge of his own jagged percussion.
The new music video captures just how hard Dillon is brining it. Check it out below as well as a stream of the entire new ALASKAS album, which you can order here. Working on getting copies of it for the Deathbomb store as well. In the meantime, don’t miss out on ALASKAS’ fine contribution to the Deathbomb Digital Singles Club!
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