First: I don’t know if it’s just my copy, but the labels were switched on my copy of this. Sass Dragons: Sweet merciful crap. Take the spastic energy, as well as the “no two songs sound alike” aspects of FYP, combined with the chaotic “we will fuck you up” attitude of the Dwarves and the tightness of The Ergs!, and you’ve got The Sass Dragons. Even for just three songs, I had to listen to it a few times in a row, as it’s further proof of some of the awesome stuff that’s going on in DIY punk today. Party Garbage: Speedy, melancholy songs about, well, partying (so to speak). Not as good as the Sass Dragons side (but I mean, come on), and while I wasn’t that into the earlier stuff I’d heard, this is probably my favorite output of theirs, so here’s hoping they keep doing stuff like this. Both bands: Yeah, way to look crazy with a picture of yourselves all naked, when it’s completely blurred out and pixilated to the point where you can’t really tell what’s going on anyway. Nerds!
–joe (Lets Pretend)