Taken By Surprise
Daylight Robbery Is:
Jeff Rice: Drums
Christine Wolf: Bass, Vocals
David Wolf: Guitar, Vocals
"Daylight Robbery make expansive sound for tight spaces. This Chicago trio of DIY scene anchors makes anxious post-punk for those who came to throw their bodies on the gears and those who came to dance (and recognize that these categories overlap). David and Christine Wolf are a forever-shifting point-counterpoint to one another, both in their melodic guitar and bass interplay and their big harmonies and vocal trade-offs, and Jeff Rice's propulsive drumming provides a solid metal foundation on which to build song structures that shift, collapse, and grow organically. You may hear echoes of the late '70s and early '80s in what they do, but their restlessness is very much of the now, the sound of the endless post-industrial search for stability rather than the sound of the late Cold War."
"In a flurry of names and records, often superficial and without substance [...] when it seems that all the content is lost at the expense of style, and price boards while climbing to astronomical heights, because they seem to be no longer merely embarrassing fashion for metropolitan snobs, people sometimes overlook names that deserves much more attention. Daylight Robbery, for me, one of them, I have no idea why this band eluded me for several years, until the moment I got a promo copy of their second album. [The] Simplicity, naturalness and intensity with which they serve their music is disarming."
"Daylight Robbery: Sounds like their records come with a spool of police tape that raps around your stereo as it plays. It cordons off a crime scene, sets the place in noir-ish blacks and whites, expands to ten times its original volume, and carefully inspects and detects."
-Todd Taylor, Razorcake
"Daylight Robbery are one of the cool bands currently coming out of Chicago and, at least to me, one of the most interesting bands coming from the U.S. these days. With Through the Confusion the band delivers its first full length record and third release in total.... Definitely a record that will end up in my top 10 of favorite records of 2010."
-Anger Still Boils in the Underground Blog
"you know how every once in a while you come across a record that that just knocks you on your ass and makes you think "man, this is going to be one of the best records i hear all year"? yeah, Chicago's Daylight Robbery and their new Lp "through the confusion" is one of those records.... they have done an outstanding job of putting together the full package of both amazing music and incredible art that supports it...."
"Пока все ждут пластинку,на обложке которой в огне пылает гитара,эти чикагцы не теряют времени,и устраивают свои собственные пожары.Очевидцы сообщают,что монументальный крест группы X уже сгорел."
-Mind Disease Blog
"It’s obvious how similar Chicago’s Daylight Robbery are to X. When you hear the noirish rock’n’roll and male/female crooning, John Doe and Exene come right to mind. But, after seeing Daylight Robbery last night, and playing their LP this morning, I’m prepared to offer a new theory: Daylight Robbery sound like The B-52s. Bear with me! Tell me that Christine doesn’t sound like Kate Pierson. Tell me that the wide space between the driving rhythm section and Dave’s scratchy guitar don’t offer a new wave danciness that might be heard on “Planet Claire."
-CT Terry, Razorcake
"You don't have to be a music critic to hear a little John and Exene in this south-side three-piece's male-female vocal interplay, but Daylight Robbery doesn't stop with X—their recent four-song seven-inch for Residue Records combines the short sharp bursts of late-70s west-coast bands like the Bags and the Wipers with the present-day energy of sweat-soaked Pilsen house shows. If they keep up the smash-and-grab songwriting of tunes like "Washtenaw" and "Cut the Line" they could be one of the stronger bands to emerge from the Chicago punk scene in recent years."
-Brian Costello, Chicago Reader