This is the sound of tinkering. Songs being played by those who have dug deep into the vaults and emerged knowing that there’s more to the tired routines that get played out again and again. It’s a hard one to pin down. Feeling very familiar, yet equally unruly and unconventional. Undertones of straight-forwardness, buried by squirmy guitars. Two of these people were in Kim Phuc and there are similarities in approach. You can be artful and creative without losing the aggression and impulsiveness of punk and hardcore. The Gotobeds effectively expand the sound without over-extending it. The meat is still there, and it’s ready to eat. Are you a pathological smart-ass who daydreams of weirdo punk records that take the genre and wring it out like a pair of wet undies? Pick this up.
–Daryl Gussin (12XU)