Voodoo Love Nuke

by Dub Vulture

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NEW SOUNDS: DUB VULTURE
Eden Munro / eden@vueweekly.com
Dub Vulture
Voodoo Love Nuke
(Independent)

There’s plenty of dub reggae to be found on Voodoo Love Nuke. That makes a lot of sense for a band called Dub Vulture, I suppose, but what gives this album its edge is the way frontman Tim Balash draws from his past, weaving a little alt-country here (the rambling “Sharks in the Bathtub,” with a tip of the hat to Jimmie Rodgers in the opening line, “T for Texas / T for Taliban”) and a little punk there (the thrashing blast of “Monochrome”). For some bands, that sort of range could be a kiss of death, or at least an entranceway towards a herky-jerky sound that blows every which way but loose and any which way it can. Not so, for Dub Vulture, though, with the band—and it is a band, with original duo Balash and drummer Mike Silverman now joined by vocalists Amy Van Keeken and Brahm Ollivierre—very much rooted in the dusty earth at the same time as Van Keeken’s voice adds an ethereal wave to the tunes, drifitng seemingly out of the cloudy reverb and echoes that so much of the music is draped in. This is the sort of collision between styles that can gift an old style with new life. V


Week of January 29, 2009, Issue #693

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released January 15, 2009

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Track Name: Open Hammer
"God" is the human mind frozen in terror at its own power.
Track Name: Sharks In The Bathtub
1) ‘T’ FOR TEXAS
‘T’ FOR TALIBAN
‘T’ FOR TUMBLEWEEDS
BLOWING IN YOUR FRYING PAN

HOLY WAR HIGH SCORE GODS AND GENERALS
VIRGIN WHIMPERS, NAPALM ENEMAS
THE HAVE NOTS AND THE AIN’T NEVER BEENS
CLIMBING TO HEAVEN ON A PYRAMID SCHEME

2) THE SANTA ANNA POLKA PARTY
LEFT THE DANCE FLOOR BURNED
AND MINUTEMEN ON PATROL
SOME AMIGOS NEVER LEARN

THAT THE BONES OF STONEWALL JACKSON
ARE ALWAYS CLUTCHING THAT CANNONBALL
WHEN GOD IS YOUR PINBOY
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEBODY READY TO FALL

AN EYE FOR AN EYE
AN EYE FOR AN EY
Track Name: Monochrome
1) POKER NIGHT IN HELL’S HALF LIGHT
WHERE THE SEWERS MEET THE SAND
A TOUGH BEAST COMES ‘ROUND AT LAST
SLOUCHING TOWARDS DISNEYLAND

SMOKEY BREATH UP FROM THE WEST
IN A HONEYED-NAPALM GLOW
MONOCHROME AROUND THE GLOBE
FROM SHANGHAI TO MEXICO

chorus: NO MAN’S GOING ‘ROUND
TAKING NAMES
YOU’RE ALREADY STAMPED
CRADLE TO GRAVE

2)A SILVER CLAW BENEATH THE DRESS
PUT THE FANG INTO THE PLEASURE
THE FUTURE’S A PAIR OF NIKES
STAMPING ON A FACE FOREVER

chorus

3) COOLIE-AID FIVE CENTS A DAY
FOR THE YARD SALES ON MAY DAY
MONOCHROME AROUND THE GLOBE
FROM SHANGHAI TO MEXICO