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I know what you read that as and no, this is not a Craig Wedren Remixes TV On The Radio post. The Dead Science are a Seattle-based avant rock trio, set to put out an LP based strictly on obscure comic book and Wu-Tang Clan references, which is a thing avant rock trios do. They’ll probably remind you more of Xiu Xiu than Wu-Tang Forever, but the Dead Science are dead serious about this Wu-Tang thing. “Make Mine Marvel,” a track from their forthcoming Villanaire LP, is full of straight up rips of verses from Forever’s “Triumph.” The version we’re focusing on, though, is the Craig Dub Plate Mix, so named for the helping hand of Shudder master Craig Wedren, spiking the beats and rearranging things to give ’em a full on eerie intonation. Singer Sam Mickens is definitely from the Jamie Stewart school of singing, but when you hear him flip up into head voice while things get noisy and knotty behind him, it’s not hard to see why someone like Mr. Wedren would be drawn to it.

Here’s the original. Compare, contrast, spot the Wu:

The Dead Science’s Villanaire LP is out 9/2 on Godspeed You’s Constellation Records. The Craig Dub Plate remix is carved out of the Dead Science’s School Of Villainy (The Digga Crates Real Deal) mixtape, which can be downloaded for free at thedeadscience.com. Plus, they tour:
09/07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
09/19 – Boise, ID @ Neurolox
09/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/21 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
09/22 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
09/23 – Ames, IA @ Maintenance Shop
09/24 _ Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
09/25 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/26 – Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
09/27 – Ottawa, ON @ St Brigids Centre For The Arts
09/28 – Montréal, QC @ Il Motore
10/01 – New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
10/02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Danger Danger Gallery
10/03 – Washington, DC @ Sonic Circuits/Velvet Lounge
10/06 – Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
10/07 – Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
10/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/10 – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
10/11 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Longe
10/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Modified
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Comments (3)
  1. Nick  |   Posted on Aug 20th, 2008 0

    So many tired schticks going on here simultaneously. Cannot. Compute.

    This is like “Now That’s What I Call Affected Art-Rock!”

  2. Jonathon  |   Posted on Aug 21st, 2008 0

    This is a great band, though a shitty concept for a record. Their first album, Submariner was amazing.

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