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Farewell to Dignity

by The Spoils

Noisy surf-inspired instrumentals that draw inspiration from global rhythms and the ongoing consolidation of wealth and power by those who can least be trusted with it.
Genre: Rock: Surf Rock
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1. Imperio!
3:53 $0.99
2. Predatory Lenders
3:27 $0.99
3. Offshore Accounts
2:51 $0.99
4. Irodori
3:51 $0.99
5. National Razor
2:26 $0.99
6. Hymn for the Russian Earth
4:19 $0.99
7. Addio Alla Dignità
3:51 $0.99
8. Jevans Paradox
4:01 $0.99
9. Lost Decade
2:49 $0.99
10. Hard
3:02 $0.99
11. The Gish Gallop
4:20 $0.99
12. Hinkypunk
3:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
So surf rock has a history, but what can it do NOW? That's the question that burns beneath The Spoils' sound, applying familiar Fender reverb to a furious noise rooted in rage at the blatant theft of humanity's wealth and the planet's resources by those who already have too much. Using surf's near-universal populist appeal, The Spoils expand its rhythmic vocabulary beyond beachy backbeats into Brazilian samba, Japanese taiko, Russian folk and gnarled math-rock. Deceptively simple, catchy melodies sweeten the dense layers of feedback and double-picked guitar, with nods to the band's shared love of garage rock and post-punk along the way.

Getting into surf rock can feel like stepping into Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine. You're immediately surrounded by Hawaiian shirts and tiki drinks on one side, hot rods and old horror icons on the other, with a generous helping of sci-fi and Space Race memorabilia all round. The Spoils toss all those costumes to the side and start a new kind of dance toward a better future.

Influenced by surf, punk, noise rock, financial and political corruption, folk music from Latin America, Europe, and Asia.



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