SEASONAL MEN’S WEAR: 9xTOx5xCORE: CS

Full disclosure: I do not know Seasonal Men’s Wear, but this is my third review of one of their releases and I’m beaming like a proud big brother. The anthems and hooks have always been at the core, but the previously reviewed CDs had fluctuating mixes or production that were holding SMW back. This cassette sets it all right. Four new tracks and a re-recording of “Theme Song for a Quarter-Life Crisis” mix Midwest punk with leads that will tickle your Thin Lizzy-loving fancy. Full fruition of the SMW sound that I fully back and can say again (maybe a bit more loudly), “Put it on vinyl, guys!” 

 –Matt Seward (Brown Bear, seasonalmenswear.bandcamp.com)