The Omaha electro-punk crew release the lead track
from their superb Danse Macabre opus. Gorgeous production on a heady burst of tub-thumping
throbs opens Agenda Suicide. Vocalist/synth maestro Todd Baechle's
'80s-victim-cum-Damon Albarn-yawl drives the song, with synth and
tempestous drumming goading one into nothing but nods of appreciation.
Beneath the barrage of bass and fuzz lies a crude take
on the 9-5 working life - "all we want are just pretty little homes, our
work makes pretty little homes, agenda suicide the drones work hard before
they die, and give up on pretty little homes".
Characteristic of The Faint's uncomprising mish
mash of sonics and beats, Agenda Suicide is a curious choice for a lead
single from an album which spurts singles. While unlistenable at some points, it's a pacey death
disco slaughter (with added '80s kink) sure to turn heads and fill
floors. For the faint hearted.