The Circle Curse play noisy, ‘90s post hardcore like Unwound or pre-buttrock Rye Coalition. The musicianship is outstanding, and the songs are played hard enough to not lose their punch when the band breaks into a noodly, jazzy part. A trumpet shows at one point. If you like your ‘90s-core dark and unpretentious, zip up your garage jacket and go see these guys rip a basement show. Hey, it even came with a barely legible, typewritten lyric sheet. Are we sure this hasn’t been lost in the mail since 1996? Wocka wocka wocka.
–Chris Terry (thecirclecurse.bandcamp.com)