MEAT WAVE: Self-titled: Cassette

Okay, I’m about so say some crazy things, so let’s set this straight: This is the best piece of music I reviewed this month. It reminds me as much of Nirvana as it does the Red Dons. I tried to tell a friend it hits somewhere between The Marked Men and Shellac. The music ranges from chaotic to straight-forward punk melodies. It hits a weird spot, one where the formula of rock’n’roll sort of spirals out of control and the connections between itself and other music becomes confusing. Original, interesting, and endlessly comparable, yet still unique. Oh, here’s another one: The Brokedowns meets Les Savy Fav. Okay, I’m done.

 –Bryan Static (Let’s Pretend,