GLUE!: Self-titled: EP

Glue! hail from Olympia, WA. However, their sound has more in common with Revolution Summer DC bands than it does Sleater-Kinney. I can hear the simple yet solid song writing of Gray Matter as well as the more discordant moments of Rites Of Spring. Contemporary comparisons would be the darker sounds coming from their neighbors to the north in Portland such as The Estranged and a little bit of Harum Scarum’s vocals. I hate to admit it, but I don’t always read a band’s lyrics (assuming they’re provided) because—more often than not—I get bored halfway through. Such was not the case this time. They sure know how to paint a picture of frustration, disappointment, and emptiness in such a manner that I found myself actually paying attention for once. Four songs that I recommend listening to while you’re simultaneously pissed, bored, and drinking.

 –Juan Espinosa (Rumbletowne)