Sep 17, 2015

All the signifiers are in place from the start of this short three-song demo, which looks downright Swiz-y in font and Grey Matter in artwork: vocally a mix of Guy circa Rites Of Spring and Alec MacKaye, with phrasing which would make both dudes proud. Jagged melodic leads fight to the fore over thick chords. Marron’s so convincing in their take on mid/late–’80s Dischord that if I didn’t know better I’d believe this was some lesser-known band of the era (as opposed to an active band kicking much ass in the present day). The strongest track here is “Capital,” where dueling riffs are at their most audible and compelling. 

 –Michael T. Fournier (