Brainworms: Pretty Revolution Summer-esque stuff. They provide one original and a live cover of “For Want of” by Rights Of Spring, which is my favorite ROS song. Their original ain’t bad, but it’s hard for me to recall what it sounds like after listening to the cover. It’s emotional hardcore like you want it to be when you hear that term; that much I can remember. But their cover is where it’s at. I mean, c’mon, it’s a ROS song! Tubers: Kind of a lightweight Hot Snakes. They aren’t as frantic, but it doesn’t seem like that’s what they’re going for. It’s kind of like Hot Snakes with a dash of Fugazi—maybe my mind was stuck on Guy Picciotto from the other side. Tubers also contribute a cover on their side. It’s of “Glad I Don’t Know” by the Lemonheads. It definitely doesn’t sound like the other songs on their side, but it beats the original version while not straying very far from it. Then again, I never was too big on the Lemonheads (I always confuse them with the Gin Blossoms).
–Vincent (Bakery Outlet / Dead Tank / Rorschach)