OLD FLINGS: Spite: LP

Depressing and uplifting at the same time, fans of Samiam won’t want to miss Old Flings. Already on its second pressing, there’s quite a buzz about Spite in some circles, and for good reason. The Samiam comparison would be a lazy one if it weren’t for the fact that this record is virtually interchangeable with Samiam at its best. Hailing from Ashville, NC and starting out as an experiment to electrify an already prominent acoustic musician’s songs, Old Flings is one of those bands that quickly gains legions of fans. I’m not sure that the brooding mindset is for everyone, but those into the more gloomy end of punk will dig it.

 –Art Ettinger (Self Aware, selfawarerecords.com)