EMPTY HEADS: Self-titled: 7”

It took me a minute to figure out what speed to play this 7”. 33 RPM sounded too slow, 45 too fast. Turns out Empty Heads is on the sluggish side of melody-driven punk—grungy and corroded, hollow eyed and in need of a nap. This Canadian four piece has me feeling like I’m on the last leg of a cocaine binge—kinda gross-feeling, but in a good way.

 –Jackie Rusted (Debt Offensive, debtoffensiverecords.bigcartel.com)