MIDWIVES: Self-titled: 7” EP

Recording this EP on a 4-track or a boombox leaned up against a wall would have been a smart move. As it is, the full, clear production casts an unflattering light, either on what the songs lack or on the fact that Midwives never go beyond a lukewarm idea of dark, jaded, Midwest punk. Reminds me of the post-screamo bands of the early 2000s—all the disaffection and weird chords without any of the actual mania. 

 –Matt Werts (Direct Current, directcurrentrecords.com)