MODERN MACHINES: Taco Blessing: 12″ EP

I love house shows. I love ‘em a whole lot more than “real” shows at rock venues. So it would stand to reason that I would like this band, who share a similar stance on this issue. And I do like them. If I had to describe this record by referencing other bands, I’d say that it sounds like a group of kids who grew up on Screeching Weasel and then discovered Hüsker Dü and then decided to put the two together. In other words, it’s melodic punk done well, and there’s times when you’d totally swear that Bob Mould is the singer for this band. If I (for some unknown reason) had to describe this band by comparing them to a smell, I’d say that they’re a carpet that’s soaked up a lot of spilled beer. It’s not mind-blowing or anything, but if you like fun and you like records, you could probably get into this band.

 –josh (Recess)