ABUSIVE STEPDADS / THE SHITHAWKS: Split EP: Cassette

Sheesh. Abusive Stepdads sound like Matt Freeman yelling into a boombox over a very drunk high school band. They hate the Cape Breton Police, medical waste exposure, and lame high school attitudes. Their liner notes include this confusing gem: “Make a difference and murder a police officer and informant when you get told that you have cancer from living in Sydney. Make sure it’s in front of their whole family and play this tape.” The sound quality of the Shithawks side is so tinny and distant it sounds like your neighbor is listening to it. They have a song called “Shower Puke.” Gentlemen, I think I’m done here.

 –keith (Hamburger, hamburgertapes.tumblr.com)