What the fuck is this noise? If you wanna piss off your parents, listen to sonic indie punkers The Chinese Stars, whose latest, “Heaven on Speed Dial,” will be a digital-only release on 10/20/09. Although it’s somewhat reminiscent of the style of the champions of this genre, Death From Above 1979, it’s also got a cleaner style and more melody. Usually, this kind of music hides defects in lyrical, vocal, or instrumental ability. But I don’t get that sense from this band.
Everything about this, the the Chinese Stars’ third full-length record, from the press release that talks about “their own brand of rock’n’roll justice” to the so cute band picture above suggests that I should hate this band. Including their in-your-face noiserock, which seems to say “This is what we’re doing and if you don’t like it, fuck you.”
And yet I don’t. It’s really fucking cool.