Review: Dillinger 4

Dillinger 4
“Situationist Comedy”
(Fat Wreck Chords)

Dillinger 4 is perhaps one of the most entertaining bands out of Minnesota. They take the fast edgy styling of political punk rock and smother it with agonizing humor. The song titles alone make you wonder if these guys are sniffing on the Elmers Glue or just have some kind of chemical imbalance. “Situationist Comedy”–whatever that means, is the first debut off Fat Wreck Chords. This follows the 2000 release “Versus God” (Hopeless Records), which is one of my personal favorites. “Situationist Comedy” has all the key elements that make this album a true Dillinger 4 creation. From the rampaging guitar licks to their ear busting lexis, this band is mass destruction to the mind and soul–and I look forward to it. “The Father, The Son, And The Homosexual/Single Parent,” “”I Was Born On A Pirate Ship” (really try saying this holding your tongue), “A Floater Left With Pleasure In The Executive Washroom,” “D4 = Putting the “F” Back in “Art” are just a few songs that burned a stunning image in my mind but also had me ponder the true meaning of these songs. You see, D4 have incredible way of mixing intelligence with humor and that let alone makes this album completely genuine. They’’ve succeeded once again with this latest release and there is no doubt their next won‘t be a smash.