IVY: A Cat’s Cause, No Dogs Problem: 7” EP

There’s a bit of artiness in Ivy’s sound to give their music a tinge of detachment or isolation. They’re clearly working within the hardcore pigeonhole, but—while they don’t ever go the full-on freak-out route—there’s something definitely off-kilter about what they’re delivering. This results in a sound that relies on creativity, not cliché parlor tricks to give the tunes a singular sheen. Nice work.

 –jimmy (Katorga Works, katorgaworks.bigcartel.com)