GODSPEED 209: Live on KDVS: Cassette

Noise-enveloped, dirty-sounding grunge punk owing a lot to bands like Pissed Jeans and Slices. Each side of this cassette features a different live-on-the-radio show with most of the songs repeating, so I’m having a hard time justifying how necessary it is to hear both sessions. The recording is pretty solid but the enthusiasm just doesn’t raise my eyebrows. I’d like to think that they come alive in front of a crowded room and demand people’s attention in a live setting. But so far, I’m just not hearing that here.

 –Juan Espinosa (Squirmy)