as if their last tour wasn't enough of a farewell (which it wasn't), THRILL JOCKEY RECORDS released DOUBLE DAGGER's final EP 333 for RECORD STORE DAY this year..... packaged with a dvd of the documentary IF WE SHOUT LOUD ENOUGH (on the band, their final shows and impact on their DIY punk scene), 333 is a more than necessary exclamation point to one of my favorite DIY hardcore / punk bands of all time. sure i'm biased--being friends with the band, going on tour with them, and helping promote their shows, seeing them play multiple times--but ask anyone who's seen DOUBLE DAGGER live and they will all say the same thing, these guys are one of the fucking best bands ever / if not life changing.......in a world where we're inundated with music and it's hard to get excited about new bands, DOUBLE DAGGER went about things the old school unpretentious DIYway: playing loft shows, releasing their own records, touring cities they felt a kinship with, helping other bands out, and being part of a baltimore scene that's since taken the world by storm...... no trying to be the next hype band or making a career out of it, or aiming for the mainstream...... all DOUBLE DAGGER wanted to is have a fucking fun time and play some RIOTOUS LOUD PUNK ROCK....and we're all the better for it..........
to say these guys will be missed is an understatement. their last two chicago shows were off the fucking chain and probably the most fun i've ever had at any shows..... it's too bad there's no more DOUBLE DAGGER to look forward to, but at least we have this film documenting the band and one last killer ep.......
and sometimes it's best to stop while you're ahead. no need to tarnish all the awesome memories.
everything DOUBLE DAGGER has released is HEAVILY RECOMMENDED
and 333 IS NO EXCEPTION.
SO CRANK THIS SHIT UP LOUD,
AND REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
THANKS DOUBLE DAGGER FOR EVERYTHING.
LISTEN TO TWO SONGS OFF
DOUBLE DAGGER'S LAST EP, 333, BELOW -
WATCH THE TRAILER FOR THE DOUBLE DAGGER DOCUMENTARY IF WE SHOUT LOUD ENOUGH BELOW -
If We Shout Loud Enough - Trailer (Double Dagger documentary) from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.
and watch some crazy footage from DOUBLE DAGGER's last ever chicago show on their goodbye tour courtesy of GONZO CHICAGO..... (and see if you spot me in the crowd) -
Double Dagger's final Chicago show from GONZO CHICAGO on Vimeo.