2009: The Future Is Soon: LP

Sep 07, 2010

The packaging for this is friggin’ awesome: an old sleeve sliced up, turned inside out, and hand-painted and screened. How rare to see such personalization, even in a D.I.Y. world! And how ecologically sound! Soooo…2009 is a two-piece (drums and guitar) comprised of dudes from Rock Paper Stupid and playing stripped-down punk tunes that are surprisingly sophisticated at times. Their sound is speedy and trashy, but there are some nice poppy hooks in there and an intricacy to the guitar that is somewhat veiled at first by the low-fi recording. This record seemed rather one-dimensional on my first listen, but added nuances revealed themselves with each subsequent spin. Solid.

 –Eric Carlson (No Breaks / Let’s Pretend)