HIPSHAKES: “I’m Gone” b/w “Do It!”: 7”

Mar 17, 2008

Really wanted to like this—straight forward garage rock with nice flourishes into This Bike Is A Pipebomb territory on the B-side—but after repeated listens, it just lacked its own strong personality. It’s a band that kept reminding me of bands I like a whole bunch and wanting to listen to their records instead. Perhaps it’s the mastering. The band sounds so clustered together that maybe their own identity wasn’t allowed to spark. Dunno.

 –todd (Die Slaughterhaus)