Day 9: Dananananaykroyd – Hey Everyone

9 Mar

Black Wax

What the hell did I just listen to?  Seriously.  I’m confused.  There were breakdowns, handclaps, screams, group chants, and so many other things that shouldn’t go together.  On top of all that, the band’s name is Dananananaykroyd.  This all lead to a fairly confusing album listening.  For the sake of giving things unnecessary labels, I’m going to call this post-indie-hardcore-punk-pop.  I couldn’t possibly narrow it down any further than that.

Los Campesinos! used to link to Dananananaykroyd’s site from their blog, and that’s how I originally found the band.  I googled their ridiculous name, and listened to Black Wax, a single of theirs.  I understood why LC! liked these guys.  At first listen, they have a similarly happy sound. That initial listening of Black Wax showed promise, but it didn’t do a very good job of preparing me for the attack on the ears that is Dananananaykroyd’s Hey Everyone.

Honestly, I can’t tell you if I like the album just yet. While listening to the album, I was thinking “what the crap is going on?” or “why does this indie-pop song have a breakdown?” pretty much the entire time.  There was just so much going on musically, that I’m going to have to give it a few more listens before making a call.  All I can say right now is that Hey Everyone is, at the very least, a unique album.  Dananananaykroyd merge so many different aspects of the many variations of rock music together, that I’m struggling to form an opinion on it at the moment.  One thing’s for sure, I’m either going to end up loving it or hating it.

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