Dead Farmers are a band near and dear to the heart of R.I.P. Society and in some ways a catalyst for the founding of the label. When first hearing Dead Farmers as a young person recently thrust into the Sydney music underground they made me reassess the validity of rock'n'roll in the nu-rock new millenium. As we're now again in a time where there's plenty of party rock schmucks in the spotlight Dead Farmers are a group that makes me feel ok about having an affinity for rock music. This band is not concerned with being saviour of rock or any set-the-world-on-fire type notoriety, their music comes from a personal love and desire to play music in a way that's oblivious to trend. It is a hard task explaining why this band is more vital or deserving of your time and money over the hordes of other groups in the vaguely defined spectrum of garage rock, but they are.