Willful dissonance is often the terrain of effete art rockers, but Die! Die! Die! pull it off with cool aplomb, recalling the abrasive hypnotism of mid career Sonic Youth and the noisy vigor of Jesus Lizard. The band manages to stay controlled throughout, leveraging steady structures that veer clear of pure noise or ambiguous incomprehensibility. These New Zealanders put their penchants for landing half a step away from conventionality into repetition, pushing their dissonance towards some flat-lining, broken pop. –Jeremy Krinsley