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wmmberger on 10/02/2012 at 09:00AM

Pissing, With Contrast; Divorce Money Live On My Castle of Quiet

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Brooklyn's exceptional Divorce Money, one of the finest, mournful, hardcore bands around (who for whatever reason have not been released on Youth Attack, though their eminence and songwriting parallels the best releases on that label), brought something a little different from the careening, tortured pleasure of their 7" EP and tape, to their My Castle of Quiet live appearance. I'm a sucker for artists who consider their radio set to be an in-its-own-world kind of event, and this one was was borne out of sheer circumstance.

Down a drummer for the night, after having rescheduled with the show once already, Divorce Money more than rose to the occasion, bringing something no less "punk," and definitely no less tortured, though musically more along the lines of the best jams of Missing Foundation or Flipper. Friend of the band Jonathan C. stepped in quite admirably on drums, tapping out a mighty dirge into the night, with DM members Rene on vocals and Alex on guitar (with much feedback, yes!)

Huge props must go to audio engineer Juan Aboites, who captured the session in all its raw glory—much to the glee of our board of commenters that night—an accurate representation of what the room was feeling, and then some.

You can write to the band via their myspace page; according to the on-air interview, they've many test pressings left of their Names EP (Video Disease), a modern-dark-punk document well worth owning. Divorce Money also released their excellent self-tiled tape in 2009. Thanks again to Alex, Rene, and Jonathan for playing—and to Magda and Dave for filling our bellies with a great, hot meal before the set!



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