ANGRIES, THE / HOORAY FOR EVERYTHING: Split: 7″

The Angries: Pissed-as-shit lyrics/vocal delivery with a sorta jangly, Wipers-ish guitar sound that somehow manages to totally fit. Hooray For Everything: Little more conventional guitar with a vocalist who occasionally reminds me just the tiniest little bit of Penelope Houston. (And someone else I can’t quite put my finger on. It’ll come to me about five minutes after I turn this review in, I’m sure…) I should love this, but something just isn’t clicking. This is not a bad release in any way and you should definitely check it out. The songs are well-written, well played, and sung with conviction. I’m just not goin’ gaga for it or anything. This could change with repeated spins, but for now this doesn’t seem that essential  –Ryan Horky (Self-released, angries.net)