Let me start by saying how refreshing it is to receive new material on cassette. Back in the day, trading tapes was a great way to hear your next favorite band. That being said, my cassette player broke years ago so I had to visit the Slender Loris site for this review. I paraded through their new seventeen-song effort multiple times before I felt comfortable enough to write this review because I wanted to make sure I heard all the different nuances and crunchy riffs these guys had to offer. I heard everything from hardcore to sludge to noisy garage rock. The back and forth vocals between the guitar and bass player are neatly placed on top of the bass-heavy instrumentation. If you’re looking for bubble gum pop punk complete with sing-along choruses, this release is not for you. These guys put out a lot of power for a three piece outfit. Dare I describe these Canada-based punks as a dirty, sloppy sounding Nomeansno? Go get this record and decide for yourself.
–Brent Nimz (Self-released, [email protected])