With all the northern renaissance artwork in the layout, I was expecting something significantly more evil sounding, but alas, I was bombarded by very competent carnival-punk (more Carnivale than carnival, really) that’s reminiscent of early Against Me! if that band was comprised of creepy, Steinbeckian, travelling degenerates. It’s actually quite interesting and unique, to be honest. Not something I would personally listen to very often, but I know that there’s a lot of interest in this kind of bizarre cross-pollination lately, so hopefully Mischief Brew can get in on some of that buzz.
–Dave William (Fistolo)