Mutiny Mutiny: Constellation

Mutiny Mutiny, ConstellationMutiny Mutiny: Constellation
The late 80s and early 90s were the prime time to be in a post-hardcore band. Bands like Jawbox, Fugazi, and Shudder to Think were all revolutionizing the genre. In the late 90s, the genre had new life breathed into it by bands like At the Drive In and Hum but by the 2000s most considered the genre dead (unless you’re one of the knuckleheads that think Hawthorne Heights is post hardcore). Seattle’s Mutiny Mutiny never got the memo.
Their debut album, Constellation sounds like a blast out of late 80s Washington DC. On tracks like “Some Fresh Disaster”, vocalist, Jason Dean gives his best J. Robbins impression while bass player, Jenn Schmidt adds her Kim Deal-esque backing vocals.
Like Kim Deal, Jenn Schmidt has no problem taking the lead sometimes either. On “Close Of Business,” the band channels Gang of Four with their angular guitar line and dancey drums. Schmidt adds a sassy, Ting Tings-esque vocal performance to top the track off.
While most of their songs do sound like they belong in the late 80s, they never sound passe. There is a certain timeless quality that good song writing has, and much of Constellation exhibits it.
Rating: 7.6/10
MP3: Mutiny Mutiny “Some Fresh Disaster”
Buy: iTunes

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