The classic gutter-shock punk band is finally back, with their first new album since 2004. Including longtime members Blag Dahlia and Hewhocannotbenamed, among a cast of, well, many, it's an energetic, trashy, and well-played selection of 18 sleazy, drug-and-slut-inspired rockers. .
There are a plethora of great, catchy, and under-two-minute pop-punk songs here. In fact, there are 18 songs of them, all well-written and concise. Self-reverential? Sure. Indulgent? Not really. Dwarves' strengths are their ability to write great songs while maintaining a real "fuck you" attitude. There are no concessions for radio, just great songs like "You'll Never Take Us Alive", "We Only Came To Get High", "Working Class Hole", or "Your Girl's Mom".
The bonus DVD (included in some copies) is an extensive collection of live bootleg footage, promotional videos (both censored and uncut), and TV interviews. It's a ripe and well-presented set for any serious fan. A worthy set from one of American punk's most notorious acts. All hail the Dwarves! ripe and well-presented set for any serious fan. A worthy set from one of American punk's most notorious acts. All hail the Dwarves. (Greedy/MVD Audio)