Friday, December 09, 2005


I read about a new Baltimore band called Wilderness in the previous issue of Magnet magazine. Their sound was compared to PiL, along with other bands with leader singers who have, um... distinctive vocal styles. It's true - I tracked down the song Arkless from their self-titled debut, and it really does sound like PiL, including a lead singer who shares some of the same vocal tics as John Lydon. You can download Arkless free from the band's record label, Jagjaguwar. I'm enjoying it. It seems like all the bands lately are channeling Joy Divison or Gang of Four - let's give some room for groups who want to emulate PiL. There's plenty of room under the tent for all manner of sincere flatterers...


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