OBSERVERS, THE: Walk Alone: 7”

Amazing. I’ve yet to hear a misstep from this band. Their music is hard to describe, in that they don’t really sound like anybody else. You can pick out bits and pieces of their influences, but it would really be a disservice to say, “They sound like such and such band.” Driving, intense, brooding, and wholly unique. This recording is a bit more raw than on their full-length, but I actually prefer it that way. The rawness suits them well and I think it makes them sound more cohesive, whereas the LP sounds a little isolated. Regardless, the Observers are one of the best bands going right now and these are three more reasons to own a record player.

 –josh (Jonny Cat)