HOT TIP: Demo: Cassette

I saw Hot Tip at a sports bar (or it seemed that way) in Buffalo and I thought I was seeing the newest incarnation of Nation Of Ulysses or at least a band that would willingly crush whatever punk status quo still exists. I’m still not really over how good they were. Their demo doesn’t disappoint—the guitar lines are the best of deconstructed ‘90s sub-underground hardcore; the general vibe is smart, murky, wild, pissed. Easily one of my favorite new bands. They’ll probably take over the world someday, if we’re lucky. 

 –Matt Werts (Drug Party,