Daylight Robbery Accumulated Error on LP
Daylight Robbery makes expansive sound for tight spaces. This Chicago trio of DIY scene anchors delivers anxious post-punk for those who came to throw their bodies on the gears and those who came to dance (categories that clearly overlap). David and Christine Wolf are a forever-shifting point/counterpoint to one another, both in their melodic guitar and bass interplay and their big harmonies and vocal trade-offs, and Jeff Rice's propulsive drumming provides a solid foundation on which to build song structures that shift, collapse and grow organically. On their their third full-length album Accumulated Error, one may hear echoes of the late '70s and early '80s, but their restlessness is very much of the now, the sound of the endless post-industrial search for stability rather than the sound of the late Cold War.