Caroline Borolla, Clarion Call Media
A lot has happened for The Dead Ships in the last couple of years. They became the most talked-about live show in L.A., picked up airplay on KROQ, were hand-picked by Goldenvoice to perform at Coachella 2016 and LA WEEKLY named them the city's best band. Their latest album, CITYCIDE, produced by Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, tackled subjects like fascism coming back in fashion, fake news, the Soviet resurgence, suicide and the death of American cities, months and months before this orange asshole got nominated, let alone elected. The Dead Ships write good songs and play their balls off.