MEAT MIST / MORSE: Split: Cassette

Meat Mist is from Kansas City and Morse is from France. Both bands listen to too much metal, but are weird enough to be pretty fucking fun. Meat Mist is so bizarre that there’s almost a Crucifucks vibe on some of the songs, which is a big time compliment. Morse isn’t any more accessible, which is also not a bad thing. Morse’s dual vocals are very cool, with a new wave-ish feel at times. If the demo tape resurgence of the past few years keeps leading to oddball releases like this one, I’m all for it. But there’s some major irony in the fact that the cover art suffers from a bit of dithering, which is typically a digital phenomenon. Now that’s a humdinger.

 –Art Ettinger (Self-released,