CASTOFF: Lines and Passages: CD

Twenty year cycles. That is what they say that popular culture moves in. This is the second disc I’ve received in this review cycle that would point towards that being true. In 1996, this glossy, super-produced style of punk was everywhere. Labels were built upon it. Some was good, some wasn’t, but I honestly didn’t expect to see new bands cropping up playing this style to the letter. It isn’t so much that this isn’t good (in fact, they are very good at what they are doing), so much as it is that I may be a little further removed from my twenty-two-year-old music tastes than I would have thought. If mid-‘90s Fat Wreck Chords stuff is your thing, you could do a lot worse than Castoff. 

 –Ty Stranglehold (Morning Wood)