Moledebater play some loud and frenzied punk which may benefit from booking some DIY studio time. I’m liking what I hear but I’d probably like it better without the “single microphone in the living room practice space” sound quality. Autarky started off sounding like a quirkier Fish Sticks with socially conscious lyrics, though they could have been thought out/expressed a little better. (What the fuck do I care about lawn mowers?) Their last three songs sound a little artier in a Dead Milkmen or Nomeansno sort of way. I’ll go on record as saying that I am not a fan of CD-R releases, so I can’t really recommend tracking this down. Luckily, all these songs are available for free download if you feel so inclined.
–Juan Espinosa (Faxed, moledebater.bandcamp.com / autarky.bandcamp.com)