SMOOTH BRAIN: One of Them: 7”

Jun 13, 2014

I’ve never visited Cleveland. Judging by this record, which features members of bands like 9 Shocks Terror and Pleasure Leftists, I have a feeling that they have a very specific method of partying. That method probably results in getting black and blue. Is happy-angry a thing? Because that’s how I’d describe this—emphasis on the angry. Sort of like, “Well, I don’t want to be at this party, but I’m here so I might as well kick holes in the walls because that would make me feel good.” Maybe happy isn’t the right word. It’s more like reveling in the anger, taking pleasure from it, thriving on it, and asking everyone else to do the same by singing along. Whether you do or you don’t, you’re probably not leaving without a bruise. 

 –mp (Dead Broke)