SICK SICK BIRDS: Heavy Manners: LP

I’ve enjoyed Sick Sick Birds for a while now. This record blows my mind, because it almost sounds nothing like them live, but that’s not a bad thing. They’ve always had that “We’ve done the loudfastrules thing, and it’s time to move on” post punk element, but on their full length, it really shows. Slower and a bit more blueprinted out, bringing to mind bands like Wire, or what the Minutemen would probably be like if they were still around.

 –joe (Toxic Pop)