BAD PEOPLE: Pearls Before Swine: 7”

It’s good to see that kids in upstate New York are still total weirdos. This sounds/looks like members of White Guilt and Brown Sugar (internet search confirms suspicions), but certainly falls more on the Brown Sugar side. I like hardcore bands that aren’t afraid to play slow like these guys do on “Daddy’s Little Boy.” They also don’t feel like they have to blow everything out to make it sound good. Here is a band that is writing really catchy material with lyrics about being frustrated with the social state “scene.” Fans of early LA/SF punk that was singles-driven should take note and dance by themselves in a dark room while getting drunk on gin. That’s what I’m doing, anyway. 

 –Ian Wise (Feeble Minds)