LIVIDS: Your House or the Courthouse: 7” EP

Sep 18, 2013

When the New Bomb Turks packed their bags for good, it marked the end of an era. The aforementioned garage punk pioneers left a significant footprint, leaving many wondering if they’d ever surface in another form. Off hand, I can’t think of any ex-NBT side projects at all, for that matter. Either way, after hearing rumors of Livids playing around Brooklyn for some time, frontman Eric Davidson is back in the fold. The mid-tempo, title track has a solid hook, not terribly distant from something most ‘Turks fans would hope for. “Zilch,” is over in the blink of an eye (around thirty seconds) and hits you harder than you’d expect. Tight and catchy enough to put the needle back on the same grooves again, to spot what you missed the first time around. The flip finishes off with a cover of Iggy Pop’s “New Values,” hand claps and all. Fans of Davidson’s previous work won’t be ready to bury this single in the back pile. Strong enough to make you wonder what’s next. Slovenly’s a consistent label and this 7” fits right in with the standard. - Steve Adamyk

 –guest (Slovenly,