LUMBER LUNG: Self-titled: LP

Jul 18, 2011

Hailing from Santa Barbara, Lumber Lung have a definite ‘90s post-hardcore sound. Sort of like Cap’n Jazz, with a thick—at the same time airy—yet tuneful guitar style, and the drums figure pretty prominently in the mix. The music has a franticness to it, without every really tilting into thrash mode. Instead, the songs race and swirl with the percussion moving everything forward. There is a slight groove to the songs, though never super strong. Makes me wonder if they emphasized that a bit more, then some of the songs would stick around in your memory a little longer. Listening to this reminds me of taking late summer road trips to faraway towns to watch a show in a rented hall where the band sets up on the floor and everyone there seems pretty into what they have going on. Nice letterpress job on the cover and cool printing the lyrics on cloth, as well.

 –M.Avrg (Lumber Lung, [email protected])