Apr 29, 2016

Quitman is two guys in NOLA who I guess knew each other from New York and have played in hardcore and pop punk bands. I don’t really have a frame of reference for what exactly this sounds like and I sort of get the impression that these guys don’t either. The whole thing sounds like each person wrote a couple songs and let the other one come in and mess around while they recorded them. It’s got acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass that always seems out of tune, super distorted vocals, and what sounds like maybe just a snare and a tom in the background. There’s also a cool bass intro on one song with what sounds like tape manipulation but may just be a clever use of computer. I guess you could call this “outsider singer-songwriter” and it’s definitely the sort of thing that isn’t really punk but only exists because the people making it are punk. 

 –Ian Wise (Subject, subject1.bandcamp.com)

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