FOLDED SHIRT: Self-titled: EP

Jul 06, 2010

Tripped out and twisted up punk rock from another reality. Mix Mentally Ill with Chrome and early Sonic Youth and you’ll get Folded Shirt. Larry from the Darvocets fronts this group, so you know it’s not some typical garbage. Guitar strings are pulled in directions they were not meant to be, bass lines throb and pulse, and the drums sound a little hesitant, oddly enough. “Crazy Eyes” is the best track on here—with the backward running tracks—and the whole warped tone it gives, while “Go crazy eyes” is repeated over and over. When the acid turns bad and everyone else is having fun at your expense. Seems only Cleveland can produce bands as good as this.

 –M.Avrg (Fashionable Idiots,