Don't Push Us When We're Hot

Don't Push Us When We're Hot

by Drowningman


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Don't Push Us When We're Hot

Drowningman released one amazing album -- 2000's Rock and Roll Killing Machine -- but then slowed their output to EPs and demo collections as they fought through lineup shifts, hiatuses, and periods of inertia. Well, Drowningman is still alive. 2005's Don't Push Us When We're Hot reintroduces Simon Brody's post-hardcore wrecking machine in all of its churning, chaotically triumphant glory, and the sly song titles are still in effect, too. (Example: "Luck, Love, Lifetime Guarantees and Other Things Assholes Believe In.") Unlike some of his peers, Brody doesn't want to change your mind, change the world, or change how sad he feels about what's-her-name. He's just generally pissed, and has the pound of acrid sarcasm to prove it. "Dude Status: Revoked" is a great title, right out of locker-room culture. But Brody twists that joke into a seething indictment of a backstabber. Opener "Yeah, You're Pretty But do You Think You'll Really Get Away With It?" isn't as lyrically direct, instead conveying anger through its brutal music; it sounds like broken pistons pumping away at splinters of metal and rust. And "John Cougar Mellencamp Is the White Devil" takes small-town hypocrisy to task over guitar mania and some impressively understated reflection from Brody. With their acerbic wit, occasional reflections, and corrosive rhythms (other standouts include "You're Pretty," "White People Are Stupid," and "Major Disappointment Reporting for Duty"), Drowningman is a new Jesus Lizard rearing up in the shadows of Dillinger Escape Plan. They have no pretension, and make very few attempts to lessen their blows. Don't Push Us When We're Hot is just muscle and brains, and it's one of the best post-hardcore releases of 2005.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2005
Label: Thorp Records
UPC: 0805527006425
catalogNumber: 64

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Drowningman   Primary Artist
Nick Seymour   Background Vocals
George Peters   Spoken Word
Alberto Blackman   Choir, Chorus
Josh Kemble   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Hans Olsson   Group Member
Nate Banker   Choir, Chorus
Simon Brody   Group Member
Dan Bushey   Group Member
Brian Curry   Group Member
Jamie Durivage   Group Member
Kyle Dyer   Choir, Chorus
Ben Fine   Choir, Chorus
Ryan Hayden   Choir, Chorus
Dean Jolly   Choir, Chorus
Stephanie Lehr   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Chris Parmalee   Choir, Chorus
Kristy Ribble   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Christopher Ribsbee   Choir, Chorus
Paul Rushford   Choir, Chorus
Andrew Stortz   Choir, Chorus
Teresa Terror   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Nate Herr   Engineer
Dan Bushey   Engineer

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