AUTOMATIC: Black Ink Rising: CD

Had a real tough time with this release, ‘cause there’s something buried in their sound that I really like. It’s almost like they’ve taken a nugget of Hüsker Dü drone, wrapped it in sandpaper and lodged it firmly somewhere behind the guitars. The problem is there’s all this emo sludge surrounding it and keeping it just out of reach. Look, you don’t have to front, guys. Drop any and all arty pretenses and just rock the fuck out.

 –jimmy ([email protected])