Hormonal, angular rock with a lowercase “r.” No arena-ready chord packages here. just straightforward, speedy, guitar-driven (but wait! not an actual Guitar! a badass bass player is making all that noise!) post-altrock. Pillow Talk is what happens when the brain tries to parse signals from below the waist. A lot is made about teenage lust and sexual confusion, but for the most part, it’s a whole lot simpler than that. Which complicates things. These are the complications. “He’s staring at his best friend’s breasts.” Sex fucks up everything, making conversations operate at multiple levels while trying to keep the urges at bay and the forebrain forever in pursuit of false leads and tangents. “Why can’t we just say what we like?”
Double Dagger handle the frustration with tempo shifts and some dominating drumwork. Catchy enough to sing along with and noisy enough to feel liberating, all while still trapped within your own self-inflicted psychodrama.
Double Dagger Fact Sheet
Name: Double Dagger
Hometown: Baltimore, MD (a.k.a. Home of the Motherfucking Death Set)
Genre: “Graphicdesigncore” (a.k.a. “post-punk,” “not-dubstep”)
If you rearrange the letters in lead singer Nolen Strals’ name, you can probably come up with some different words. Double Dagger have, unfortunately, called it a day, playing their last show on October 21, 2011 at the Ottobar in Baltimore. (I guess that’s not really a “fun” fact…)