On their debut full length release for Jade Tree, CLOAK/DAGGER keep it fast and simple. Produced and recorded at Headbanging Kill Your Mama Music Studios by Chris Owens (Lords), We Are is a bombastic, rough around the edges approach to minimalist hardcore. Combining the jagged aggression of bands like Swiz and Black Flag with the spastic urgency of Drive Like Jehu, We Are CLOAK/DAGGER embraces a lyrically raw directness that transcends the false conceptions and misgivings of modern punk, offering up honest commentary on the balance between life both with and without excess. In the end, We Are CLOAK/DAGGER embraces the long lost art of disposability, steering away from the culture of celebratory fake aggression, into a new era of raw, incendiary punk music.
Recorded May 2007 at Headbangingkillyourmamamusic with Chris Owens
Special thanks to the city of Richmond, all our friends and you.
All songs by Cloak/Dagger. Layout by Rich Perusi. Photos by Andy Norton.
(c) & (p) Jade Tree 2007 / JT1125
1. Bended Knee
2. Sunburnt Mess
5. New Years Resolution
6. Walk the Block
7. J.C. Pays the Bills
8. Hollywood Hills
10. Red Hair
11. Set the Alarm
12. Last Call
13. Quit Life