“At their best, Double Dagger feel fresh and urgent. Each song is like another alarm clock ringing.” 8.1 out of 10
Thrill Jockey Records, 2010
LP / CD / Digital / Streaming
Masks takes up where Double Dagger’s acclaimed 2009 full length, MORE, left off. This five-song EP presents a series of vignettes, ranging from acerbic to facetious to self-reflective, on the facades we build within our lives. Masks contains some of Double Dagger’s most catchy songs to date, yet characteristically the tone of the album encompasses the abrasive and sarcastic as well as the upbeat and closes with a surprisingly delicate instrumental.
The LP and CD each come in three different cover designs illustrated with unique sets of masks on front and back. The die-cut “eyes” of the masks change color depending on the orientation of the inner LP sleeve or CD face.