Friday, March 2, 2012

Prinzhorn Dance School

Add Date: February 28 

Artist: Prinzhorn Dance School 

Album: Clay Class 

Label: DFA 

Genre: Rock, post-punk, New Wave 

Comments: Prinzhorn Dance School's second album, Clay Class, marks the return of Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn, nearly five years since their eponymous debut was released on DFA. It's another sturdy collection of minimalist dance-punk jams, landing somewhere between The Fall--Prinz often seems to be emulating Mark E. Smith's distinctive vocal style--and The xx. Pulsating bass lines and dance-worthy drumbeats guide the songs along, with the occasional understated guitar riff livening things up.

Critical praise poured in for Prinzhorn Dance School way back in 2007, and it's easy to imagine a similar response to Clay Class. Spin tracks 1, 4, 6 and 3.

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