Just another nerd on the internet. I write music, free downloads at smawj.bandcamp.com. I like politics, music, poetry, science fiction and art.
Bernays Propaganda is a dance punk band from Macedonia. Zabraneta Planeta is their third LP, released byMoonlee Records. This album reminds me of a more guitar based, early era Metric, the guitars do all the heavy lifting aside from the vocals. The moving baselines make sure everything has a danceable energy that never stops moving.
When the songs are firing on all cylinders the guitars are firing off angular riffs that are melodic, danceable and just a little punk in the most rhythmic and pulsing sense. I would normally get tired of punk that focuses so much on melody and movement but the guitar also consistently has a fuzz or distortion around it that muddies everything for flavour. If you like punk rock that puts a danceable rhythmic sensibility on top off distortion laden but still melodic guitars thenZabraneta Planeta is for you.
Listen to my new album if you haven’t already. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done and will probably ever do.