SHUDDER TO THINK: Curses, Spells, Voodoo, Mooses: CD

Dec 01, 2009

A reissue of this long-running DC band’s first album, long out of print and making its debut on CD. Originally released in 1988 on Sammich, this is very much a product of the time and place from which it came, in that it is intelligent pop with punk influences coming from the same primordial soup that spawned emo (a term I use in reference to the post-DC hardcore sound and not the insipid drivel that goes by that name these days), creative and inspired in both delivery and structure. Also includes the band’s first 7” and an unreleased track.

 –jimmy (Dischord)