Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Six Demon Bag [Ace Fu EP, 2006] **
  • Rabbit Habits [Anti-, 2008] B+

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Six Demon Bag [Ace Fu EP, 2006]
"Go back to the cave, go back to the . . ." ("Engwish Bwudd," "Tunneling Through the Guy"). **

Rabbit Habits [Anti-, 2008]
There's too much hippie about these guys--their gnarly neotribalism is so male that if they get big enough they'll pull the show-us-your-tits crowd like flies to patchouli. But they're a hoot attached to an ethnomusicology seminar, such dyed-in-the-wool wanderers that their Gypsy tramps and thieveries are like an organic bohemian tradition. They're brainy about their alienation, they're funny about their alienation, and when they bitch about their relationships their post- or pre-alt normality is exceptionally refreshing. B+

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