PINKEYE: Self-titled: 7”EP

Nov 10, 2008

It’s Jonah and Damian of Fucked Up’s side project. What’re you expecting? An all-instrumental tribute to Godspell, featuring dueling theramin, glockenspiel, and accordion? It’s hardcore and it’s much better than worthy of your attention solely because it features members of an awesome band: gritty, ADD-laden songs, more tuned to velocity and interested in killing jocks than Fucked Up. But, shit, if it doesn’t just flat-out rip with approved-by-Slayer solos, lyrics that read like laundry list of high school fantasies (highlighted by the aptly titled “In Praise of School Shooters”), and details taking acid while playing Dungeons and Dragons. It’s much better than I thought it’d be. Canada scores again.

 –todd (Slasher)