RAY CREATURE: Self-titled: LP

I am a huge new wave fan and love all kinds of dark shit like Sisters Of Mercy, Christian Death, and Bauhaus. I also worked at Hot Topic for half a decade. I am fully aware of what those bands unwittingly spawned. I listened to this quite a bit before reading the press sheet and must admit to not being surprised that these recordings are essentially just mash-ups of old recordings. You know “liberally adding synths and sequencers” does not make a good record. This is like people who actually think anyone who learns simple punk chords should record a punk album. “Could” and “should” are different things. I actually find this stuff insulting. I want Nick Cave to punch this band in the face. 

 –Rene Navarro (Sister Cylinder, sistercylinder.bigcartel.com)