ESCAPIST, THE: Self-titled: 7”

How jangly do you like your anarcho punk? The jangleometer reading on this one is pretty high. Not quite in the red, but pretty high. The jangling is an interesting counterpoint to all the talk-yelling about how power corrupts and other punk rock 101 concepts. It gives everything a disjointed feel. This whole affair is a rickety wooden wagon rolling down a hill carrying angry people with megaphones, and it’s pretty wild that the wheels seem to stay on.

 –mp (