Career Suicide "Machine Response" LP


Writhing, sneering, tight-cornered: "Machine Response," the only acceptable follow up to the blistering and landmark "Attempted Suicide." Nearly 10 years of beating around the bush, casually playing around the world and drip-releasing music along the way, Career Suicide is backed by their best lineup ever, ready to break back through themselves with this new full-length. "Machine Response" veers in and out of pure speed, bursts of melody and chunky tempo shifts, indenting the long-standing influence of early-'80s USHC, late-'70s punk and a peppering of '60s swagger, with their own clearly developed style. Dallas Good (Sadies, Andre Williams, John Doe, Half Japanese, Elevator and a million more) presents a magnificently essential second guitar and lead presence; a screaming contribution by great friend and longtime supporter of the band, Souichi Hisatake, (Forward, GISM, Insane Youth, Gudon, etc.) to crack up your brain; artwork in collaboration with Ryan Tong of S.H.I.T. and Toronto's life-giving Faith/Void; and a thundering recording, once again helmed by the decorated and limitless in his pursuit of smooth hearing loss, Jon Drew, provide the most damaging clarity Career Suicide has been able to capture to date.