GIVE: Singles Going Confetti: LP

May 08, 2013

These guys remind me of late 1980s Dischord/DC bands like Soul Side and King Face, but with a bit more of a “rawk” side. Crucial John’s vocals sound, to me, like Sean Brown (Swiz / early Dag Nasty), with the strained from-the-gut delivery. You can hear the classic DC guitar sound here, and the drums are really good. However, most of this stuff doesn’t ever take off; instead it just kind of lays flat, despite their efforts to rock out. “Solid White” is a good song, but the rest is filler. Then there’s the absurd lyrics of “Kiss the Flame”: “Watching you kiss the flame / And you make love to the fire.” Ummm, okay.... Nice photos and layout though.

 –M.Avrg (Deranged, derangedrecords.com)

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