JOHNSON FROM ACCOUNTING / MOLEDEBATER: Split: CS

Cheap, shitty, and fun. Johnson From Accounting starts this off with some one-to-two-minute blasts of ‘90s-style skate punk. The vocals are hilariously toneless shouting (in a good way, I think), and everything has that signature possibly-recorded-in-a-trashcan sound. This gets bonus points for lyrical content: “Macho Bullshit” offers great lines like, “I’m sorry that you’re sad, but that makes no one a whore,” while “I Wanna Skate” just boldly states what everyone’s thinking. “Another Casualty” is about how much The Casualties suck. The Casualties really, really suck, so I am on board with this. The Moledebater side starts out heavier and thrashier, but there’s some unexpected melody buried in there somewhere. This side sounds like it was recorded at the bottom of a far worse trashcan than the previous side, and I can’t really tell what’s going on. But I can dig it, I think. 

 –Indiana Laub (Faxed, faxedrecords.storenvy.com)