MANIAC: Demimonde: LP

Taut shit! Raging shit! Taut, raging shit! And that’s the best kind! Sounds a little like those tight, angular bands who used to be tangentially popular among the Hozac set in the early Y2K era, with maybe a little of that ‘90s neo-Brainiac art school disconnection, but mostly this is just a big ol’ fast-paced sledgehammer to the xiphoid process. I can usually tell when a band is from Southern California just by listening to them for maybe ten seconds, and was somewhat surprised I couldn’t ID this band as such ‘til I did some research and found out they’re led by that dude from the Girls and Cute Lepers, relocated from Seattle. I remain undefeated in this regard. BEST SONG: “PartyCity” BEST SONG TITLE: “Wendy, Same Thing?” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: I don’t know anyone else who spells their name “Zache.” 

 –norb (La-Ti-Da)