DISTRICT OF COLUMBIAS: We Barely Just Got Here: CD

May 04, 2010

Really sharp and on-point. This record grabs you by the throat from the first notes and doesn’t let go. Moreover, it gets better each time I hear it because I’m always finding something new and interesting about the tunes with each listen. It’s difficult to pinpoint precisely what the District Of Columbias sound like. A quick look at their Myspace page reveals a wide range of disparate influences and, somehow, the band seems to incorporate them all. Nonetheless, here goes: Quicksand meets Unsane, but with a more traditional rock’n’roll vibe to it. If you’ve ever felt blessed by the swirling, symphonic glory that was Quicksand (the second band listed among their influences), you’ll like this record.

 –Eric Carlson (Inya Face)

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