The Dirtbombs, Dan Sartain, Terrible Twos

Detroit's Dirtbombs are back with their first full-length in five

years. That's big news for Mick Collins fans; they're more obsessed

than a wolverine devouring a pack of rancid pork chops. Of course, the

guy sounds a little older, a little less aggro these days. We Have You

Surrounded, the band's latest, trades the sandpaper punk-soul of High

Octane Salvation-era Dirtbombs for more of a quirky indie

funk/disco-wave aesthetic. On tracks like "Sherlock Holmes" and "La

Fin Du Monde" (great beer), Collins and his buddies rely more on mood

and atmosphere than sweaty groove research. It's a pretty nifty album

overall, although it's not nearly as mind blowing as his work with the

Gories. But hey, how many classic records can one man produce? With

Dan Sartain and Terrible Twos. Neumo's, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467. 8

p.m. $12 adv. JUSTIN F. FARRAR

Tue., May 13, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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