In episode #4 of Point & Click, we quickly provide more insight on Mike Patton joining Dead Cross, a great piano cover of Tomahawk’s Captain Midnight, and The Dillinger Escape Plan in Top 100 songs for 2016.
Dead Cross Update
San Diego City Beat recently spoke with Justin Pearson from Dead Cross. Here’s the interesting items on Mike Patton joining Dead Cross.
On changing singers to Mike Patton:
It’s been awhile, actually. A year ago we played our first shows. Then Gabe had to cut out, so we had a couple people in mind that we wanted to work with. I think Dave made the initial call to Patton, but The Locust toured with [Patton and Lombardo’s former group] Fantômas, so he knows everyone in Dead Cross.
On working with different singers:
It’s completely different, they’re both amazing in their own way, but they’re completely different singers. Being a vocalist, I can see how it will change the songs dramatically.
On release dates:
The music was already done, we just gave it to Patton to work on. I don’t have the release date yet. It’s been very rushed, but once we have a release date we’ll have a better idea of what’s next.
You can read the rest of the article here.
Captain Midnight Piano Cover
Hisokana Pianisuto continues to deliver!
For those of you who enjoyed the piano cover of Mr. Bungle’s Ars Moriendi from earlier this week, here’s Tomahawk’s Captain Midnight (originally from Mit Gas).
The Dillinger Escape Plan in Top 100 Songs of 2016
Gutter Bubbles have included The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Surrogate in their Top 100 Songs of 2016.
Surrogate comes from The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Dissociation, their final album released earlier this year.
Here’s what they had to say about the Surrogate:
It would be disingenuous to extol the virtues of Greg Puciato’s vocal prowess with his work in The Black Queen without giving a nod to the band he built his name on. Dillinger Escape Plan’s final album Dissociation features all of the trademark elements the band is known for. Fucked up time signatures? Check. Schizophrenic dynamic shifts? Done. Absolutely punishing vocals? Yup. Really the only fault to be found with the album is knowing that it’s going to be their last. But songs like “Surrogate” take off the edge off of knowing this is the end. It’s a breakneck marathon of violence and endurance through soundscapes so different from one to the next, you won’t know what hit you until the brutalization reaches its climatic finale.
You can see Gutter Bubbles’ full list here.