PRETTY BULLSHIT / WARM NEEDLES: The Same Shit Everyday: 7”

I’m not altogether sure this thing is actually titled The Same Shit Everyday. It’s what the TV on the cover of the record says. It might just be a self-titled split release, and the TV’s just making a depressing point to go with the drawing of the dude hangin’ himself. I dunno. Pretty Bullshit: They either misspell “pores” in the lyric sheet or they’re bartenders and are being really clever. Sound-wise they sound like a second orthird tier punk band from 1980. Could use more melody / rage / something, but you’ll forgive it because they’re from way back when and were influential and original. Except they aren’t. Probably good live but I don’t see their side getting repeat spins. Warm Needles: Stupid band name. Depressing lyrics that are at least somewhat about drugs. Kinda reminiscent of Tim Version or similarly gruff but melodic bands. Shit, this is pretty solidly catchy. Definitely wouldn’t mind hearing more from Warm Needles.

 –Ryan Horky (Dig My Grave, digmygraverecords.bandcamp.com)