FLESHIES: Baby: LP

Fleshies’ 2000 self-released demo is now available on vinyl thanks to SF’s Thrillhouse Records. Fleshies are one of my favorite bands and this is just another reason why. The scattered and relentless barbed blob of noise that they tend to create is at an all-time high on these recordings. The masterpiece that was their 2006 release, Scrape the Walls, was an amazing display of innovative, unconventional punk with pure pop sensibility and flawless production. Baby is very much the opposite—still unconventional, yet pure East Bay-gritty-warehouse-show-malt-liquor-taco-truck-pissed-off-fuzzed-out-fury of rock. A couple of these songs went on to show up on later recordings. After all, it was a demo.

 –Daryl Gussin (Thrillhouse)