SHELL SHAG / APOGEE SOUND CLUB: Lifestyle Obsession: Split 7” EP

Jul 29, 2013

Shell Shag: Things start off on a dissonant note with “Why the Fuck You Looking at Me,” then get a bit more conventional indie-punk, though more minimalist in structure and execution than most others, on the remaining two tracks. Pretty sure this is a two-person lineup, but you don’t really notice, which says volumes about the effectiveness of their delivery. Apogee Sound Club: Opens up with what sounds like a full band banging out a dissonant instrumental, followed by a wiry, angular tune named “Hungover Again,” then closes out with another short instrumental comprised of someone playing a kalimba over some synth noises. Nice split here.

 –jimmy (Thrillhouse)