1981: Self-titled: EP

One those records that the more and more I listen to it, the more I like it. 1981 sort of remind me of Giant Haystacks, with their minimal style that’s filtered through the Minutemen and the Postcard Records sound. “Faster and Forward” is the most upbeat of the three, but the two songs I return to most are the two on the flipside, “Blind Acceptance” and “We Don’t Share the Truth.” These two songs are a touch darker, there’s a forlorn mood throughout, and the alienation and general malaise expressed in the lyrics comes across well. I like this record quite a bit, and I wonder if we’ll hear more from them.

 –M.Avrg (Passing Bells)