"What the Fuck am I listening to?" My topless wife asks.
"Put some fucking clothes on, we're at the mall." I says, I says to her.
ManCub are two hairy fuckers from Colorado who beat beat machines and run them through a shitload of guitar effects pedals. Having a number of these do-hickeys myself, I was attracted to the idea of hairy men pushing buttons. Imagine their supple hairy thumbs hitting plastic pads o' plenty while the beats pulsate on and on and on and on...
At first this shit annoyed me. Who the Fuck makes 8 bit techno dance music and has that much hair? How am I supposed to take this seriously? I'm a professional music critic! (Read: I run a music site with my best friends and only talk about things I like, so that kind of makes me a pussy actually. Fuck YOU FOR NODDING YOUR HEADS! fuckers! COCKLIPPED Fuckfuckers!)
But I find this on par with the first time I listened to Crystal Castles when I wasn't on pain killers for an Easter appendectomy. It's glitchy tick tick boom with a vocoder voice voicing vocoder voices through a vocoder type shit, and even though I'm sure I could overlook it because it doesn't sound any different than alot of the shit I pass up on SYFFAL, it's got something.
What is that something? Call it quirk. Call it spunk. Call it hutzpa. Call it two hairy fuckers bent over a table making music I used to drop acid to.
It isn't overly or overtly complicated, but what it is to me is potential for the potential for even more electro fuckery, using even MORE guitar effects pedals and EVEN MORE HAIR!
I'm partial to music that sounds like a chainsaw getting fucked in the ass on occasion, and on this occasion, the chainsaw got fucked in the ass with a second set of hands yanking on the cord and blowing into a kazoo.
ManCub: The future of hippies everywhere is inside their bedrooms making dance music.
MY PARENTS SHOULD BE HAPPY THEY AREN'T LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING WITH FOAM SWORDS OR TRYING TO DATE THEIR DAUGHTER AND MAKE HER A HEMP NECKLACE ON THEIR HEMP-LOOM.
NOTE: PLEASE NOTICE HOW THIS DUDE IS MOVING TO THE MUSIC. I WANT TO PUNCH HIM IN THE KIDNEYS OR VAGINA FOR STANDING SO EROTICALLY.