We’ve got a problem here. It’s finals at school and I’ve got limited time to write these reviews, but all I want to do is play this record over and over! Old Growth combine winding guitars, interesting rhythms, and vocal hooks while retaining a punk compactness. Think Jawbox or Unwound at a house show. France’s 12XU play silty indie punk with sing-song vocals. They remind me of an old favorite, Garden Variety. Two songs from each band, but I’ll be seeking out more. My grades may suffer for it, but damn the torpedoes; it will be worth it.
–CT Terry (Bakeru Outlet)