AGATHA: Self-titled: 12”EP

Jul 23, 2012

I’m not of the belief that political conviction is absent from the punk community any more now than it has always been. That doesn’t give apathy a free pass, but I also don’t disregard the countless bands who continue to write meaningful, insightful music. With crystal clear perfection, Agatha fit into my mindset of contemporary, infuriated, passionate, and knowledgeable bands using punk as a release and as a platform to express radical ideas accompanied by inventive musicianship. A main difference with Agatha is that the lyric sheet not only provides the lyrics and song explanations, but some autobiographical context that give each track even more power. In terms of dynamic, hardcore punk; the four parts of this band are doing their each individual task perfectly. The reliable, driving rhythm section, the wild guitar stylings, three different vocalists with very different voices melding together, and the lyrical content. They’re fucking pissed, and they explain why.

 –Daryl Gussin (Rumbletowne,

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