SHELLSHAG / THIS BIKE IS A PIPE BOMB: Split: 7″

Plan-It-X Records paved the way for a ton of shitty PC folk-punk and pop-punk bands and labels. I’m proud to say that I’ve loved almost all of those shitty bands and labels. This record typifies everything that is oh so right about this minor, laughable, and ultimately irresistible subgenre. Shellshag is an absolute must, a two-piece male/female off-key folk-punk duo that always sounds like they’re performing on a spaceship. First wave Plan-it-xers This Bike is a Pipe Bomb likewise continue to amuse with their stripped-down, folksy, pop-punk purity. Unplug your electric guitar and see if you can come up with something as rocking. It’s doubtful.

 –Art Ettinger (Starcleaner/Plan-It-X South)