Formed in 2015 but taking three years to perform live together for the first time, and a further two to release this self-titled debut album, Washington D.C. outfit Coriky is formed of iconic underground figure Ian MacKaye on guitar, his old Fugazi bandmate Joe Lally on bass and Amy Farina on drums, with all sharing vocals.
Vinyl LP £19.23 DIS190V
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10/10 Simon 23rd June 2020
So I think we all know by now that Fugazi ain’t coming back. At least until they’re old men milking a few bucks for the care home savings. But in the meantime this is the closest you’re going to get and it’s different but also really good in its own right.
The Evens with Mackaye and Farina have made some cool music but the addition of Fugazi bassman Joe Lally has added a dynamic that takes it to another level. Just give opener ‘Clean Kill’ a spin and you’ll get my point. So is it as good as ‘The Argument’, Fugazi’s epic swan song? Uh.. no, because that’s the greatest album ever made, but this is amazingly good. Thought provoking, articulate, beautifully played and packing just the right sort of punch when needed.
There’s not a bad song on here and for my money it’s the album of the year so far and will be come December 31st. I can only hope that ‘Inauguration Day’ turns out to be the anthem of the year come November in the USA. An angry Ian Mackaye is such a great asset and it’s so good to have him back. This record is why I listen to music and why I think it matters.
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