Writhing, sneering, tight cornered Machine Response is the only acceptable follow up to the blistering and landmark Attempted Suicide by Career Suicide. After nearly ten years of beating around the bush, casually playing around the world and drip-releasing music along the way, the band is backed by their best lineup ever, ready to break back through themselves with this new full length.
This album veers in and out of pure speed, bursts of melody, and chunky tempo shifts, indenting the long standing influence of early '80s USHC, late '70s punk, and a peppering of '60s swagger, with their own clearly developed style. Dallas Good (Sadies, Andre Williams, John Doe, Half Japanese, Elevator and a million more) presents a magnificently essential second guitar and lead presence; a screaming contribution by great friend and long time supporter of the band, Souichi Hisatake (Forward, GISM, Insane Youth, Gudon), cracks up your brain.
This thundering recording, once again helmed by Jon Drew, decorated and limitless in his pursuit of smooth hearing loss, provides the most damaging clarity a Career Suicide recording has received to date. Artwork was made in collaboration with Ryan Tong of S.H.I.T. and Toronto's life-giving Faith / Void.