KARATE FOR KIDS/FRAME: Split: 7″

Karate for Kids reminds me a lot of the Tim Version, with their hoarse vocals, chaotic melodies, and songs that grab hold of you and don’t let go. Damn good stuff. With Frame, I keep thinking of the first Bent Outta Shape 12”. You know they’re onto something, and they’re really, really close, but they’re missing that certain X factor that pushes them from “really good” to “I cannot stop listening to this band.” Definitely a great first taste of both bands, though, and I can’t wait to hear more.

 –josh (Salinas)