COLD CIRCUITS: Out of Hat Yai: LP

This is my favorite record of the bunch this month; definitely some of the best post-punk I’ve heard in a while. The guitars sound like cables being strung, reminiscent of Big Black. Every song fits into the two-minute category. The lyrics are abstract and minimal and complement the music really well; you won’t find any heart gushing songs here. If you’re a fan of Steve Albini, the Crass Records bands, or Mission Of Burma, you’ll really like this record. I could see these guys pairing up well with the Estranged. Cold Circuits plays tight and precise post-punk as it should be played. I would let these guys play my par-tay.

 –Ryan Nichols (Erste Theke Tonträger, [email protected])