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The Fashion – The Fashion (2008)

March 21, 2010

We’re not supposed to feel this way / but, god it’s so sweet of you

Taking their cues from post-punk and new wave, this Danish rock group has found a comfortable niche of dancey alt rock, with lots of handclaps, catchy basslines and groovy accents that make me more than a little jealous. The Fashion may put a creepy, gothic veneer on top of everything they do on this album, but don’t be fooled; this is a dance record at heart. When listening to the songs “Dead Boys”, “Letters from the Ambulance”, “Like Knives” or “Mathematics”, it’s not difficult to picture a small, black-walled room packed full of young, sweaty people moving together as a singular mass, twisting in and out of one another, eyes closed and heads turning and hair flying up into the air, with rainbow-colored strobe lights pulsating in time with the beat. There are even the obligatory slow dance numbers; “Apt.” is the kind of thing you might expect to hear at Robert Smith’s wedding. This is an album to move to, so get up out of the chair and warm up those bones.

  1. Dead Boys
  2. Solo Impala (Take the Money and Run)*
  3. Untitled
  4. Letters from the Ambulance*
  5. The Funeral Dept.
  6. Like Knives*
  7. Alabaster
  8. Mathematics*
  9. Apt.
  10. Vampires with Gold Teeth*


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  1. Amanda permalink

    Wow, this sounds great. I’ve heard “Letters from the Ambulance” before, but I can’t imagine where. I don’t listen to the radio, but it seems like something I would’ve downloaded instantly at the time. Weird.

  2. If I recall correctly, I used “Letters from the Ambulance” on a mix that got posted on the blog at some point. Perhaps that’s where you’ve heard it? 🙂

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