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Rank/Xerox - 'Rank/Xerox'

Lyrics like “Electrify, crucify!/Penetrate, ovulate!” and “I don’t like you” sum up their fuck-you sentiment

Rank/Xerox - 'Rank/Xerox'

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  • Release Date: August 5, 2013
  • Label: Blast First Petite
8 / 10 Think about San Francisco’s DIY crowd, and the fuzzy summer sounds of Best Coast and Wavves spring to mind. Rank/Xerox are part of the same crowd, but their sparse and acerbic punk makes those bands sound like Elvis Costello. The West Coast city hasn’t quite worked its magic on the trio. Instead, on their debut, they reproduce the sounds of Mission Of Burma and early Sonic Youth, milking every awkward time signature and textural shift. Lyrics like “Electrify, crucify!/Penetrate, ovulate!” and “I don’t like you”, both from ‘Turn To Stone,’ sum up their fuck-you sentiment. As does ‘You Might Follow’, a song so difficult it’s basically unlistenable. It says a lot about Rank/Xerox that they chose it as the record’s lead single.

Edgar Smith

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