Cheer Accident - Putting Off Death album review
Mortal combat with Chicago’s most adventurous, Cheer Accident
Making a career of being radically experimental is tough. Any guitar band off the deep end of the avant-garde has recourse to noise rock and its many sub/sister genres, but outside of that, recording album after album of wildly experimental tracks, let alone coherent ones, isn’t easy. For this reason bands like Cardiacs are rightly revered, and on this, their 18th album, Chicago’s Cheer-Accident show that Tim Smith’s group do not hold a monopoly.