Two Knights – Shut Up

Count Your Lucky Stars, 2014

Clamorous math-rock from a Texan duo who make enough racket for a quartet. Two Knight’s debut full-length often follows a quiet/loud tack, roughing you up via sections of frenetic, twinkle-guitared fury, then lamenting the wounds via slower, dreamy melodics. Similarly the vocals switch between tuneful emo pining and unhinged yelps and screams; the latter works better than it sounds, though might turn some off. With the majority of the 13 songs below the 2-minute mark, it’s a short and blissfully dishevelled listen. Grab it as a name-your-price download from bandcamp.

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