Entropy 7"

by DICK WOLF!

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    A 45rpm 7" vinyl single, including a jacket hand-screened and assembled by the band with artwork by Jeff.

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There’s math rock, and there’s math rock. Then there’s Dick Wolf!. Calling them math rock is somehow an understatement. Their latest 7″, Entropy, is merely two songs and six minutes long (or 3 songs and nine minutes if you buy the digital download), yet there may be dozens upon dozens of riffs and/or parts. What makes this little slab of rock not a total clusterfuck of sounds is that Dick Wolf!, at their core, believe in melody.

Some of Entropy might sound a bit like Afro-pop played at 45 RPM’s, not so much in style, but in the guitar tones. That does not make it any less math rock-y then the heavier guitar oriented bands one tends to think of when daydreaming of math rock. Take the song “Entropy (Death Aint Nothing But Birth In Reverse),” and you’ll hear what I’m talking about. The guitars are clean and plucked more than strummed. What Dick Wolf! prove is that this sound doesn’t have to be coy or cute or overtly winky wink.

“I Wish I Were Still On Rollerskates” is the stand-out mostly for some of its raging guitar work and manic yet always in the pocket drummer. All the songs feel like a fret board work out, but “I Wish…’ in particular wanders down a heavier and more straight ahead path from time to time. I think the most remarkable thing about the song, and the 7″ as a whole, is how short it is while somehow feeling quite long. It’s a product of how many ideas Dick Wolf! cram into each song. But, as previously stated, it doesn’t feel overstuffed and that’s mainly due to the fact that at the heart of what might be noodling are pop songs. This sounds trite but we’ve all heard musical masturbation before, and no one enjoys that.

So Dick Wolf! find a pretty nice balance, you see. They will wow you with some technical prowess and keep you off guard with some manic time changes. But none of this is done merely to “Wow!” or to keep you off guard. No, Dick Wolf! write pop songs, just not straight forward ones. That’s not an easy task but on Entropy it’s quite a rewarding one.

via Ross Meyerson at Loud Loop Press
loudlooppress.com/reviews/dick-wolf-entropy/

credits

released 02 February 2011

DICK WOLF! is
Jeff Kelley: Guitar, Lead Vocals
Kevin Claxton: Guitar, Vocals
Eric Ridder: Drums

Tracking and mixing by Jeff with help from Kevin, Eric, and Dylan Slack.
Digital mastering by Tom Whittaker at Blackcity Recording
Artwork by Jeff

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Track Name: Entropy (Death Ain't Nothin' But Birth In Reverse)
All your skyscrapers sway when it rains
Nothing you could do could ever make it change
I know, I've seen it
It's why I'm always late
(No, we could never holiday there after that second day)

All we can do is curve our horizons
All we can be is entropy rising

Summer comes, youth is sung on faded shirts
Death ain't nothin' but birth in reverse
I know, I feel it
It happens all at once
(No, we could never holiday there after that second day)

All we can do is curve our horizons
All we can be is entropy rising
Track Name: I Wish I Were Still On Rollerskates
Of all the names I've known
All the houses as homes
When all of my friends stop coming to shows
That's when I'll know that
All of my friends are lost

You skip to the beginning always, alright
Hanging with oblivion - OK, alright

When all we're doing is killing time
Are our ideas good enough?
When art is a dirty word
That is when I'll know that
All of my friends are lost

You skip to the beginning always, alright
Hanging with oblivion - OK, alright
I hope I die before I grow old
I hope we all die before we all grow old