BIG CRUX: Nature Cruising: 5-song, 1-sided 12” EP

The signposts are as obvious as the supports of a soccer goal. Big Boys (they name drop Biscuit), Minutemen (not many choruses). In the netting, a non-nihilistic Feederz, funk, positivity. It’s cool to hear former hardcore kid(s) (Life’s Halt) get the groove. I like this record; don’t get me wrong, but I think they can get stinkier, stankier, sweatier, mutant-ier, and uglier on the songs. I’m thinking along the lines of, well, like the Big Boys’ Lullabies Help the Brain Grow—a party right on the record that reflected all the band members, that wasn’t afraid to get downright weird. I like this record and will play it regularly, but I think Big Crux can up the ante on themselves.

 –todd ((SD)F, [email protected], bigcrux.bandcamp.com)