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Album review: Abe Vigoda - Crush (Bella Union)

What have Abe Vigoda been doing since 'Skeleton'? Making dark, brooding punk music, that's what

Since the release of ’08’s ‘Skeleton’, LA quartet Abe Vigoda have quit their day jobs, got skint really fast and made a shiny new album of dark, experimental punk that’d have any exotic-goth DJ hitting repeat. Hear ‘November’, possible proof that David Bowie accidentally swallowed a set of bagpipes while necking a fruity cocktail under the strobe lights in a morbid disco dance routine. This is technically the fourth full-length they’ve released, and it seems AV don’t quite reinvent themselves under pressure so much as contort themselves into bigger, better and weirder ways to take everybody’s ears on a massive tangent. Weird, but definitely pretty awesome.

Kelly Murray

Click here to get your copy of Abe Vigoda's
'Crush' from Rough Trade Shops.
7 / 10

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