12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dirtbombs have been pounding out their chaotic, rhythm heavy brand of American roots music for the better part of a decade now. The Dirtbombs founder Mick Collins is one of the founding fathers of the Detroit garage rock scene (his hyper-primitivist blues trio The Gories achieved legendary status in Detroit underground of the late ‘80s) and the four albums of dirt-stained rhythm and soul that Collins has concocted with the Dirtbombs have only added to his already considerable legacy. Like all Dirtbombs albums We Have You Surrounded comes crashing out the gates with a pounding four piece rhythm section (two drummers and two bassists) providing a thunderously shuffling low end that never lets up. From the ragged chanted refrains of “Everlovin’ Man” which burns with the lo-fi fury of a scratchy funk forty-five, to the apocalyptic racket of “Le Fin Du Monde,” We Have You Surrounded maintains a gloriously predictable emphasis on unrestrained noise and frenzied hip shaking. Clocking in at a sleek forty-five minutes, We Have You Surrounded may be the Dirtbombs’ most focused and accomplished album to date.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Dirtbombs have been pounding out their chaotic, rhythm heavy brand of American roots music for the better part of a decade now. The Dirtbombs founder Mick Collins is one of the founding fathers of the Detroit garage rock scene (his hyper-primitivist blues trio The Gories achieved legendary status in Detroit underground of the late ‘80s) and the four albums of dirt-stained rhythm and soul that Collins has concocted with the Dirtbombs have only added to his already considerable legacy. Like all Dirtbombs albums We Have You Surrounded comes crashing out the gates with a pounding four piece rhythm section (two drummers and two bassists) providing a thunderously shuffling low end that never lets up. From the ragged chanted refrains of “Everlovin’ Man” which burns with the lo-fi fury of a scratchy funk forty-five, to the apocalyptic racket of “Le Fin Du Monde,” We Have You Surrounded maintains a gloriously predictable emphasis on unrestrained noise and frenzied hip shaking. Clocking in at a sleek forty-five minutes, We Have You Surrounded may be the Dirtbombs’ most focused and accomplished album to date.

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