Joint D≠, “Satan Is Real Again, Again, or: Feeling Good About Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts” LP

cover - joint d satan is realListening to Joint D≠‘s latest, Satan Is Real Again, Again, or: Feeling Good About Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts, is not something I recommend while jacked up on half a pot of strong coffee. The album’s so tightly wound, you’ll find yourself grinding your teeth and tensing up in your chair, wondering when it’s going to relent.

Here’s the secret: it doesn’t. From start to finish, through all nine songs, Joint D≠ moves with coiled rhythms, shredding your nerves while they’re attacking their guitars. It’s almost as if the band has decided that the intensity from their first album, Strike Gently, needed to be cranked up and spewed forth in greater quantities.
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Joint D≠, “Strike Gently” LP

cover-joint-dAccording to what I read online, the reason this band’s known as Joint D≠ is because “Joint Damage abruptly had to change their band name due to being served a cease and desist order from a Rhode Island rap metal band named Joint Damage.” Damn shame. Joint D≠ is just fucking weird, and the sort of name you have constantly explain.

The music hasn’t changed any, though — great, nervous garage punk. More punk than garage, really, but it’ll make you do that thing where you sit in a chair or car seat and pump your hand next to your head, like you’re trying to throw dice. It’s so fucking rocking, you know you’ll throw double sixes, right?
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