Exclusive- Engineer: “The Idiot’s Theme”

By: shane.mehling Posted in: featured, listen On: Thursday, May 19th, 2011

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“Underrated” is about as loaded a term as you can get when describing a band, but I truly believe that until Syracuse’s Engineer is invited to a renovated Total Request Live studio in Times Square they are not getting their due. It’s been four years since the noiserock quartet fucked a million faces with The Dregs and they are finally reigning down again with Crooked Voices.

A less metallic and more finespun affair, the album still manages to hack into your carotid with each scabrous riff and rhythm. And vocalist Bobby Gorham’s roar has only become more menacing.

Everyone involved had a different opinion on what song should be debuted here because pretty much all ten tracks are worthy of being highlighted. But opener “The Idiot’s Theme” may be the best at showing a band that’s older, wiser and still a complete terror.

Engineer: “The Idiot’s Theme” by Decibel Magazine

  • post-felix

    Wow, that was surprising. The discordant alt rock noodling at like 0:30 through me for a loop, but I’m optimistic and stoked to hear the whole thing!

  • c daniel james/tombs

     i fucking love engineer. these guys deserve way more credit and attention for what they do and they are solid incredibly nice guys as well. all hail engineer.

  • syracusebettercore

     drooling…

  • Filmexec1

     The vocals alone on this album will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up

  • Filmexec1

     The vocals alone on this album will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up

  • Filmexec1

     The vocals alone on this album will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up

  • Glorious Johnson

     I remember hearing them play some of these songs in a basement 2 years ago, it sucks this had to sit for so long before it came out. Definitely glad to hear it tho!

  • fearofbirdshit

     it reminds me or riding in a boat for some reason.