You Say Party We Say Die - You Did It (Sink And Stove)
UK release date: 11 September 2006
As nice acoustic strummers once more usher in the first strains of autumn (hello to new releases by Liam Frost and Nina Nastasia), it's something of a thrill to step back into the high-octane spills of heated (and I mean heated) rebellion.
Having recently caroused with alternative indie royalty such as Dirty Pretty Things and Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Vienna, one hopes the You Say Party! We Say Die! retinue asserted themselves forcefully, as their last single, The Gap (Between the Rich And The Poor), showed signs of a bite that could render them (well, the former at least) obsolete.
The new YSP! YSD! track, You Did It, is a raucous whirl which mixes the best of Yeah Yeah Yeah-style disco-punk with a harder, ballsy riot grrl edge, singer Becky Nincovic bellowing incantations of revolt against self-abuse and co-dependence in the whirling-dervish style of the female Tasmanian Devil, while backing singers give a nice(ish) Le Tigre-esque balance to the madness.
It's an awesome bit of music that makes you want to travel to their hometown of Abbotsford, Canada, to personally congratulate them. But of course we'll settle for placing a review here.
Disco-punk - what a genre! Such possibilities. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have gone so far. In You Say Party! We Say Die!, we entrust the further task of totally wiping apathy off the dancefloor. They can do it! Fucking right!