HOLY SHIT! / YOUR PEST BAND: Split: 7”EP

Nov 15, 2011

Milwaukee and Japan grapple it out via split 7”. Holy Shit! seems a little slower but the songs definitely benefit with a little more melody and memorability. Still cranking out the fast’n’spastic hardcore. Some of the best stuff I’ve heard from them. Plus the best song name I’ve ever encountered. Ever. I recently saw some video of Your Pest Band and it was mesmerizing. Shirtless Japanese dudes wailing on their instruments and putting everything they got into it. It was an inspiring sight and I’ve definitely been enjoying these songs since then. They carry the torch in that Japanese tradition of doing what Americans do with double the proficiency. In this case, it’s wicked guitar licks and slurred early-Replacements vocals.

 –Daryl Gussin (Small Pool / Snuffy Smiles)

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