AUTONOMY / NO SIR, I WON’T: Split: LP

Autonomy: This is the third release I’ve come across in less than a year and I’m diggin’ this latest batch of five tunes just as much as the others. A mix of anarcho punk and post-punk are the order of the day here, alternating between rhythmic, almost tribal stompers and bleak Joy Divisionesque gloom. No Sir, I Won’t: Wow, some prime-grade anarcho punk owing much to Crass and, especially, Conflict from a Boston-based band featuring members of Brain Killers and Awful Men. They come with a potent mix of outrage, anger, and dissonance built upon an almost post-punk base that melds martial rhythms with the occasional thrash-out. All told, this is one helluva split. 

 –jimmy (Dead Broke / Dirt Cult)