MARK SPARKLES: Pass: 7”

Sep 23, 2011

The last thing that I heard from MS was a 7” that left me undecided but hopeful about the band. The opening track on this 7”, their follow-up to the last one that I heard, had me sold. It is a fine melancholic pop punk ditty with mainly female vocals. Had the remaining three songs on here been that good, I would have stayed sold. The second song on the front is an abrasive pop punk song that references Daria. On the back, it opens with an annoying track about wanting to do drugs with a crush/lover/something or other. It will definitely have a large amount of appeal among many, I’m sure. Rounding everything up is a track that I can’t remember for the life of me. I’m feeling pretty ambivalent about the band at this point.

 –Vincent (Artificial Limb Co. / Abandon Hope)

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