PEDESTRIANS, THE: Self-Titled: 7″

Sometimes I think I shouldn’t write record reviews because when I really like something, I have a tendency fall back on saying “this is rad” like I’m about to do right now: this record is rad. An Effigies comparison fits pretty well: inventive, plowing drums; guitars that sound thick and heavy without being slow or thuggish; and vocals that are forceful but still intelligible. It’s more raw and modern and it doesn’t have the post-punk leanings of songs like “Security,” but it’s definitely prototypical broad-shouldered, mid-tempo Chicago punk. An amazing debut by a band that hopefully we’ll hear much more from in the near future.

 –josh (Southkore)