BREAK ANCHOR / LAWSKOF: 169 Miles: Split: 7”

Apparently 169 miles is the distance between Detroit, MI and Cleveland, OH, but honestly, the distance could be a bike ride seeing how nice these bands go together on this split. Both bands serve up one original and one cover. Break Anchor produces a competent, mid-tempo sound that reminds me of Dave Smalley era Dag Nasty, which seems fitting as their cover is of Dag’s “Under Your Influence.” Lawskof seems to be still honing their sound—nothing too memorable, yet filled with enough promise that I will keep an open eye for future releases, for sure. 

 –Garrett Barnwell (Underground Communiqué,