Justice are cooler than I am. - Oh My Rockness

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Justice are cooler than I am.

March 04, 2008
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Can one even hope to be any hipper than these dudes in Justice? I mean, one guy goes by "The Moustache" and the other guy goes by "The China." (Somewhere "Hotel" from The Kills is kicking himself.) And not only that, but we were in the same hotel as Justice when we went to the Oya Festival in Norway in August., and we saw one of them in the elevator (not sure if it was "The China" or "The Mustache." It was "The Short Guy.") wearing a JUSTICE belt-buckle! Now I would say that is definitely cooler than cool to wear a belt-buckle of your own band.

Justice is a Parisian duo that creates electro-dance-beat wizardry similar to Simian Mobile Disco and Digitalism. Their live shows are an exercise in music machine mastery as they rock their laptops, turntables, and MP3 players.

In other words, Justice doesn't mess with guitars, or any other traditional rock show instruments, to get you dancing. And boy were people going APE-SHIT in Norway when these guys turned that knob that made the bass go BOOM. Apparently all you have to do is flip a switch, raise your fist to the air, and you immediately transform into a rock god.

Justice's debut full-length is out now on Vice Records (Bloc Party, The Streets) and you've probably been hearing tracks off it at every after-party you gone to in the last nine months. You may have also heard them in that Cadillac commercial. Car commercials aren't just for The Walkmen anymore. (By the way, did you hear that Hum song in that other Cadillac ad? Awesome, because Hum was a great band, but weird.)

Mental Note: learn how to DJ and have myself made an Oh My Rockness belt-buckle.

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Justice play the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, on Tuesday, March 11th.

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