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Classic Album Review: Out Hud | S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D.

The !!! side project make music designed to free your mind so your ass can follow.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


WHO ARE THEY? Born in Sacramento but now based in Brooklyn, daring and innovatively groovy post-rock dub merchants Out Hud just might be one of the best new bands you’ve never heard. The quintet piece includes three members of underground sensations !!! (Chik Chik Chik), a cello player and a drummer named Phyllis.

WHAT’S THIS? Even though they’ve been together for six years, the 40-minute S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D. is their first album. It was more than worth the wait. Designed to free your mind so your ass can follow, these six adventurous instrumentals slyly and stylishly mix post-rock intellectualism, noise-rock textures, space-rock guitar supernovas, house music beats, hip-hop grooves and dub production values into compelling, crisply arranged gems with titles like Dad, There’s A Little Phrase Called Too Much Information and Hair Dude, You’re Stepping On My Mystique.

HOW DOES IT SOUND? Like Sonic Youth, Mogwai and Tortoise collaborating on an homage to New Order — with Lee (Scratch) Perry producing.