FAR OUT: Universe: LP

Sep 18, 2015

I’m a complete sucker for a hook, and this LP by Houston’s Far Out has so many catchy hooks that I don’t think I could possibly dislike this if I tried. These guys blend straight-up pop mixed with punk sensibilities in a way most bands don’t get right... but Far Out got it right. Any comparison I make will not do this record justice, but imagine a less crooning and slightly more punk Smoking Popes with a depreciated sense of self worth and a worldview so gently dismal and narcissistic that it paints a sugary yet bleak picture of hopelessness for the future without forcefully ramming it down your throat. Not exactly being a ray-of-eternal-sunshine kind of guy myself, I can relate to this, and therefore I immediately connected with this record. Aesthetically inconspicuous in that the record doesn’t have the band’s name (or any text for that matter) anywhere on the cover, I predict this will be inadvertently overlooked, which is a damn shame because it’s really, really fucking good. Recommended. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Honeygold, faroutuniverse.bandcamp.com)

Thankful Bits

Razorcake.org is supported and made possible, in part, by grants from the following organizations.
Any findings, opinions, or conclusions contained herein are not necessarily those of our grantors.
crossmenu