BOOKS LIE: It’s a Weapon: CD

Self-described “NYC DIY hardcore,” although they don’t share all that “New Yawk Crew” wanky metal poo-poo. There’s only one “fast” song, and they occasionally dip their toes in the dreaded emo cesspool. But there’s an undeniable intensity and power in their approach that makes them veer more towards the “damn good” end of the spectrum than the “not even giving free blow jobs would make us sound better” end of things. I’m impressed and I wholly recommend this.

 –jimmy (Satellite Transmissions, PO Box 4432, Boulder, CO 80306)