EFFECTS PRECEDE CAUSES: Dawn of the Day: LP

One of the worst band names to come along in a while—or at least on a record that makes contact with my record player. Effects Precede Causes is a project with a bunch of Portland-based bands. It’s a guitar, organ, drums, keyboard, harmonica, and glockenspiel kind of thing. It’s kinda slow, sometimes a little poppy, but let’s be honest. This isn’t a punk record. It’s not even a punk record in the “Daniel Johnston is punk rock” definition. So, if you prefer quiet experiment folk pop songs, then a.) this record might be just the sort of thing you’re looking for, and b.) this record reviews section might be just the wrong sort of place to find any other bands that might sound like this.

 –maddy (Stankhouse)