PTERADON / THE NEW TRUST: Split: 7”

This is pretty run-of-the-mill, emo-sounding music. Pteradon’s “Z-Axis” attempts to break that dynamic with a few trickier riffs in the middle, but the song careens and rams a few clichés along the way. The New Trust’s “Ethan Hawke Is a Dead Man” contains a classic “line that gets less funny every time you say it.” Only, “Break Uma’s Heart” really isn’t that funny to begin with. I tried flipping this record a few times in an attempt to divorce myself from the genre, but it still did not strike me as very good. The playing is competent, but the songs are ultimately forgettable.

 –Billups Allen (Silver Sprocket, silversprocket.net)