Disco is life: Diablo Swing Orchestra’s “Jigsaw Hustle”

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Here it is. The moment 4-5 of you have been waiting for has finally arrived.

From what I’ve read ’round these parts it seems like Diablo Swing Orchestra‘s 2012 outing, Pandora’s Piñata, was a favorite for some of you. Me too, guys. In the genre’s current state, it’s not easy for a metal band to go out and do something that sounds completely different without also doing something that sounds completely ridiculous. Diablo Swing Orchestra do not care. Though, calling DSO a metal band would be like calling something made up of a lot parts only one of those parts (I’ll take that Pultizer now). The Swedish octet are just as much classical, jazz, opera, Latin swing, samba and whatever-the-hell-they-feel-like-today as they are metal. On paper, it sounds ridiculous. In music, it also sounds ridiculous.

Now apparently they’ve all got disco fever. Check out “Jigsaw Hustle.”

Newcomer Kristin Evegård clearly has a different singing style, meaning she’s not powerblasting operatic vibrato like former singer Annlouice Loegdlund, who recently left the band to focus on her opera career because even music from the sixteenth century is more lucrative than metal. She’s got a nice, poppy voice and it’s likely to be more accessible, but I do find myself missing Annlouice’s classical skill. I’ve always enjoyed when guitarist Daniel Håkansson pitches in in the vocal department, too. I wonder why he’s being so quiet.

But I dug it. Like every Diablo Swing Orchestra song, it made me wish I was coordinated enough to dance or some shit. At least I can windmill.

From what I can find, there’s no word on whether this single signifies an upcoming album or if it’s just a way for them to show off their new “mojo, delight and energy” (their words, not mine). We’ll keep you posted.

Disco is life

Perhaps the most criminally underrated film of our era.

  • Edward Meehan

    My curiosity is PIQUED, never heard of these guys before. (*chortles*)

    Having the same initials as DsO could be confusing and or dangerous.

    “who recently left the band to focus on her opera career because even
    music from the sixteenth century is more lucrative than metal”. – lolbuttz

    • Dude, you are about to have a great day. Pandora’s Pinata is their most accessible (and my favorite) album, but all three albums are fantastic.

      • Edward Meehan

        For some reason that sounds vaguely familiar now, must have read it from you guys talking about it online.

        • W, MSD, and I are great fans of the DSwing Orchestra

          • Lol… “D swing.”

          • Cock ov Steele

            That could be a new Punk subgenre.

          • Do they help you to sling that good D?

          • D Sling Orchestra

          • W.

            I stand by my thought that Six Swingin’ Dicks could be a fun band name.

          • Instead of synchronized windmilling, you could synchronize… you get the idea

          • J.R.

            to impress your chick do the helicopter dick

          • NeverBlack

            Me too, guys!

          • W.

            Hurray, now there are what, like 5 of us?

          • NeverBlack

            Five is better than none!

      • crazytaco_12

        I’ve been meaning to check out DSO for a while now (as well as a seemingly infinite amount of other bands), I’ll probably take your advice and hit up Pandora’s Pinata.

  • 5/5 Flushes

  • “Dafne is the earliest known work that, by modern standards, could be considered an opera”. Written in 1597. So no, music from the 16th century is not more lucrative than metal, and opera did not exist in the 16th century. COULDN’T YOU TAKE FIVE MINUTES OR TWO YEARS OF MUSIC CLASSES TO RESEARCH OPERA HISTORY!? UGH!

    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      I watched this .gif through the whole song, just to see where it matched up perfectly. The answer is all of it.

    • Steve Smithwick

      What is the Disco Inferno doing in the Impact Zone?!?!

  • Rebecca Blvck

    Ugh, I hate today.

    • Stockhausen

      I see where this is going.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Straight to the cunting void.

        • Stockhausen

          From whence it began in filth, and from whence it shall return to swallow the weight of its own vile nothingness.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Dude, lighten up. I’m seriously.

          • Stockhausen

            You do care!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nah, not really. Just fucking around. Waiting until death calls.

          • The Satan Ov Hell

            I remember when I was a wee-lad, an edgy kid I knew would rip those things open, and put kitchen knives inside and bury them

          • Stockhausen

            That edgy kid sounds like a huuuuuuge douche.

          • The Satan Ov Hell

            He was! He didn’t buy them himself, he took his little sisters.

          • Cock ov Steele

            Dude, I bet you that kid had like 2 entire hot wheels playsets as well.

          • The Satan Ov Hell

            Haha! He had five, and god damn, I remember those being expensive as hell. Spoiled little shit.

          • Cock ov Steele

            “But, but mom, it only came with 2 cars, I saw like 6 on the cover”

          • Rebecca Blvck

            Gotta have my bowl, gotta have cereal.

        • The Cunting Void

          Embrace me, you big silly fuck! <3

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Wow.

  • Scrimm

    No.

    • W.

      Aw man. I love these guys.

      • Scrimm

        It is kinda catchy.

        • W.

          They don’t get heavy on every track.

          • Scrimm

            Not always a bad thing. Took my mind off the bloodstains Reddit for a minute at least.

          • W.

            Haha, how far down the rabbit hole have you gone?

          • Scrimm

            On correspondence 8 now.

          • W.

            Oh nice. Have you explored the comments?

          • Scrimm

            Yes. Very interesting stuff in there sometimes.

          • W.

            The dude they call Bard often pops up a lot. I’m not sure if he’s connected or not.

          • Scrimm

            I’ll keep an eye out for him.

          • W.

            I’m probably going to wait to start The Terror until Christmas break. I have a lot of research I need to finish before then, sadly, so I don’t think I can work through a 1000 page book right now.

          • Scrimm

            That’s probably a solid idea. I started it on spring break a few years ago thinking I’d get through it all in that week. Not even close.

  • RustyShackleford

    I have always loved this band and always been mercilessly made fun of for loving them. Yep.

    • Get new friends

    • Xan

      Same here. Just make fun of them back for their choice of music. I make fun of all the shitcore bands my friends listen to.

  • FeelTheDarkness

    Hey dudes

    • Yo brah!

      • Edward Meehan

        Sup guise. Sup?

    • how’s it going, mang?

      • FeelTheDarkness

        I decided I didn’t want to live in PA anymore so the wife,2 cats and I picked up and moved to NC. this past week.

        • W.

          Whoah!

        • you do NOT fudge around!

          • FeelTheDarkness

            Life is too short to be unhappy so I made a change.

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    DSO might be too weird for me, but I’ll give it a shot.
    Also! New 20 minute Haken song just released! http://www.hakenmusic.com/competition/participate

    • W.

      Pandora’s Pinata is amazing.

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        The new Haken song is pretty friggin solid as well. Just made it through.

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        Also so far, I am liking the song in this post more than that album, but goddamnit if I’m not hooked. I hate you.

        • W.

          You’re welcome!

    • i will pause anything for new Haken!

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Fuck this whole post in it’s fucking gaping fucking ass. Fuck it hard.

    • He says as he pretends he wasn’t dancing in his underwear.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Nope. Business attire. Fuck the planet.

        • W.

          Do you tie your tie a little extra tight to remind you of your mortality?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Don’t wear a tie. Maybe it’s more so business casual. Eradicate the human race.

          • Are you wearing argyle socks today?

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Nope, that shit is too fucking flashy. Die in flames.

          • Xan

            I own a very similar schnauzer pair.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            God damn it. Fucking painful as fuck. Cunting garbage.

          • W.

            These are guaranteed to protect him from meaningful social interactions.

          • I must maximize my time listening to power metal

          • You are far from mitigating the situation.

          • You act like I’m trying to

          • Steve Smithwick

            Seriously though, those are awful. Please tell me those are just something you found on the internet and not a real thing you wear.

          • Well, I have the Pembroke Welsh Corgi version, but my mother bought them for me for Christmas

          • Death, come look at these!!

          • Am I wrong to picture something like this?

          • There’s nothing more depressing than seeing a man in comically oversized businessware. Ain’t nothing right going on in his life.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I tell you what’s more depressing. Waking up every fucking day.

          • Steve Smithwick

            God dammit, it’s true.
            And you have a 5-2 football team to support! Mine, 3-4 and sniping each other in the locker room.

            The Chicago Bears: Official team of the cvnting void.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            It’s early Steve, very early. I’m sure they’ll collapse.

          • Steve Smithwick

            Given that my team has already begun to collapse, I take no solace in this argument.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Oh well. Time to die.

          • I just read that article Steve. Shit is depressing. We also shouldn’t have lost to the fucking Dolphins.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            God fucking damn it, is that almost on point.

          • Stockhausen

            “Yes”
            -KSoFM

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I said no god damn it. Genocide.

          • Stockhausen

            “I said yes, cuz puppies lol.”
            -KSoFM

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            For fuck sake. For fuck fucking sake.

          • Stockhausen

            “Smvvches”
            -KSoFM

  • Stockhausen

    I’m in. This’ll have to grow on me because I do miss the stylings of Annlouice, but I’m still in.

  • Death

    I like their other songs, but I’m not feeling this one.

    • M Shadows!

      …….And here we see a wild loofah in it’s natural habitat. Watch as it grazes across the fields of dirt and grime.

      -M Shadows!

    • W.

      I want to hear it in the context of a full album.

      • Death

        I dislike disco, but this song has a few good moments.

  • I really can’t decide how I feel about this song.

  • JWG

    There was a brief period where I thought I’d explore the ‘avant-garde’ metal sub genre, resulting in a short-list of bands I’ve added to my reference pool if not album collection.
    …But I pretty much stopped at DSO, because after DSO I just didn’t think I’d find anything more entertaining.

    • Have you listened to Sigh?

      • JWG

        The shortlist started from Sigh.

        It took me a few years to complete their discography, mostly helped by the Deepsend reissue of their debut and snagging a bunch of the Chinese 2CD reissues directly from Mirai earlier this year.

        Looking forward to ‘Graveward’ too…

        • I binged straight through Sigh’s discography, but I’ve mostly stuck around their latest two albums. Totally in love with both

  • Count_Breznak

    I prefer http://unexpect.bandcamp.com/ . Similar in a way, but less pop, more insanity.

    • W.

      There are a number of us here who like Unexpect, including me. Super gonzo metal.

  • EsusMoose

    I feel like I’m listening to ska and/or disco with some heavy elements. I wouldn’t mind an album like this if they made it as it’s catchy as ebola