BURNING BRIDGES: Self-titled: 7”

May 08, 2013

This 7” came with some great extras beyond the record itself. There’s a zine, which includes all the lyrics and some great resources like lists for local suicide and rape crisis hotlines, and a recommended listening list. There’s also a rad fold-out poster, a black and white collage of all sorts of grainy photos of a political nature. While all the extras in the sleeve were great, I was a little lukewarm on Burning Bridges musically. Lyrically, Burning Bridges are right on. Their topics range from Christian genocides over the years, to calling out rock star mentalities in the DIY community, to a song about one of the band member’s cats. Regardless of their subject matter, their lyrics are all smart and earnest. The mid-tempo melodic punk over which the band scream and shout their lyrics didn’t really move me. While I couldn’t find anything to dislike about Burning Bridges, I can’t say I liked this enough to play this on my own time.

 –Paul J. Comeau (Solidarity, [email protected])