MISCHIEF BREW: Jobs in Steeltown b/w The Barrell: 7″

“Jobs in Steeltown” is a bare, stripped, grinding folk song’; a tale of a small town left barren after losing the factory that previously justified their existence. “The Barrel” is much more melodic, almost Billy Braggian, with a trilling guitar line that seems like it was stolen from an Irish folk ballad. The chorus begs to be sung along with the second time through. By the end of side B, I’m already wishing this was a full-length. Once again, PA’s Fistolo Records does not fail to impress.

 –Sarah Shay (Fistolo)