SHOREBIRDS: Self-titled: 7”EP

This has been a long-awaited release for me. When rumors regarding the break up of Latterman began circulating, my heart sunk down to the soles of my shoes. It jumped right back into my chest, however, when word of a new band being formed involving Matt Canino from Latterman and none other than Chris Bauermeister from Jawbreaker began getting around. It stayed firmly planted there after the first listen of this record. This 7” is served up on clear gold, hand-labeled vinyl in sleeves of several different colors with two songs on each side. It doesn’t sound as close to a Latterman record as I expected, but you can definitely pick up on the influence. These songs have a bit more of a simple structure with Matt as the only singer. “The People I Live with,” first song side B, is the winner of this record. It will take some digging to find out where to get this, but some searching of Internet message boards eventually led me to an address that you can mail your four bucks to. Be sure to grab this before it’s gone.

 –Dave Dillon (Self-released)