Cloak/Dagger [I]Surf Song[/I] 7" Review

This 7” is a catchy and fuzzed out little fucker. When I think Jade Tree I think Lifetime or some other emotionally heavy-handed, melodic, sing along style mess. Although not devoid of melody (think ‘Land Speed Record’ Husker Du), and sing along moments this is a pleasant surprise. Side A gives us “Surf Song” which is neither a surf song nor anything remotely celebratory. Cloak/Dagger isn’t having a good time here and are found miles away from the beach. Side B gives us “Concentration Camps”, which although forgettable as a song at least contributes to the record’s juxtaposition of a black and white world through song titles.(TO)
(Jade Tree // www.jadetree.com)

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