DAS KAPITAL: Ben, We’re Jealous: 7"

Mar 24, 2009

Nervous and disturbing lyrics take center stage on this badass Chicago band’s 7”. I’m almost reminded of The Freeze and their dark tales of human nature gone wrong. The song “Johnny Gosch Was Here” deals with the true story of a young boy who was abducted by a network of religious leaders and Washington politicians who flew children to Washington D.C. for sex orgies. The band even includes a website where you can find out more information on the victim (screwed up stuff). The music itself is distinctly Chicago, think Naked Raygun or Effigies in style, with even a bit of that Big Dipper jangle. There were only two hundred of these sweet clear disks pressed, so I‘d highly suggest you try to get your hands on one.

 –Evan Katz (Johann's Face)