Ferocious New York punks DBCR release what looks like their debut 7″ on their own terms. In case you were wondering, DBCR stands for “Drunken Belligerent Confrontational Rock.”
It’s not everyday we encounter a band name that’s an acronym, but this one just seems too fitting. And while it is fitting, it’s also somewhat of a turn off because it makes these guys sound like drunken buffoons if you didn’t know any better. But putting that aside, DBCR play blazing and angered punk, featuring all kinds of bloodcurdling screams with barrels of pent up rage to spare on the side. Neanderthal-like vocals combine with their fiery zeal and the results are pretty disastrous and as it’s happening you can’t help but think it’s all part of their evil scheme. Within the last minute of “Let Them Eat Bikes” they break the song open with some nastily invigorating guitar work, culminating into quite an epic and destructive three minutes.
While that A-side definitely shows one side of the DBCR sound, the B-side nearly makes them sound like a different band. They slow it all down and lay off the speed, trading in those wonder drugs for dirgy downers in this heated underworld of a song. Menacing and springy bass lines trudge along in the magma-laden depths, helping to create a dirty element in their sound as the guitars create a cloud of heat that will singe the eyebrows clean off your forehead. As they approach the final minute, they begin to pick up more momentum before the track finally comes to a screeching halt.
If you’re looking for a rush to start your day, go with the hectic “Let Them Eat Bikes” below. If you’re feeling a bit more lazy or unfocused, go with “Reverse Broken Window Theory” for an easier listen. Either way though, you really shouldn’t miss any of these!
Let Them Eat Bikes –
Reverse Broken Window Theory –
My Rating: 7.1/10
Genre/ Tags: Post-Punk, Alternative, Noise Rock, Hardcore
Let Them Eat Bikes 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Let Them Eat Bikes
2.) Reverse Broken Window Theory