Scraping Genius Off The Wheel



I won’t profess to having been a longtime Cable fan. Honestly, until recently I hadn’t even heard of the Connecticut-based noise-rock-meets-post-hardcore group, which is odd given that over the last fifteen years they’ve put out records with some pretty great labels, including Hydra Head and Translation Loss. But one listen to their breathtakingly bluesy new album The Failed Convict during a recent cardio workout made it impossible for me to ignore them anymore. I’m not exaggerating when I say this is one of my favorite records of 2009.

Peep the video above of their record release show at Brooklyn’s Union Pool, which features several cuts from The Failed Convict, available now from The End Records. If you like what you hear/see, be sure to catch the band play select Northeast U.S. dates next month (September 17 at Europa in Brooklyn, September 18 at 242 Main in Burlington, Vermont).


[Gary Suarez fought the Lord and the Lord won. He usually manages the consistently off-topic No Yoko No. Say, why don’t you follow him on Twitter?]

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