OFF WITH THEIR HEADS: Fine-tuning the Bender: 7″ EP

The A side, “I Hope You All Die,” sounds like Bob Mould’s vocals over a sea shanty with “I scream, you shout” dual vocals, accompanied by a dirgey organ, which puts it in the same punk minefield as latter day Murder City Devils. The B side and title track starts off the same, then steps on the Crimpshrine accelerator, switches on the J-Church rhythm section, and muffler sparks behind it. After the breakdown, some violin or high string comes in, and it doesn’t bend at the waist and suck emo boobie. Not a bad debut 7”. I like Minneapolis.

 –todd (Redemption)