DIVINE 6/7, THE: Self-titled: 7”: 7”

Sep 16, 2011

Jamie Barrier has permanently etched his voice into my brain. Frontman of the Pine Hill Haints as well as many other groups over the last decade and a half. It doesn’t matter who he’s playing with, it’ll always mean more. It’ll always be part of something much larger, and I graciously invite the Divine 6/7 into it. Rootsy, laid-back punk jams that could only have been recorded in the dead of winter. Longing for summer nights and punk shows where people aren’t shivering. The art strangely reminds me of some kind of “urban” “apparel” company, but that may just be the cultural differences between Los Angeles, CA and Savannah, TN. If the Pine Hill Haints play ghost music, The Divine 6/7 have tapped into the spirit of Carolina beach music.

 –Daryl Gussin (Arkam)