STABBED IN BACK / PAYOFF: Split: 7”

Well looky here; a surprisingly potent split from New Mexico’s Stabbed In Back and SoCal’s Payoff. The SIB cuts feel a little more raucous and aggressive (sounds like this James Hall guy would fit right in at Razorcake HQ) than Payoff’s, but that isn’t meant to take anything away from them. In fact, the Payoff cuts probably demonstrate a little more range than SIB’s, largely due to the dual girl/guy vocals. Payoff features some ex-members of The Bombpops and their overall sound doesn’t stray too far from that now-defunct outfit. Honestly, this hasn’t left my turntable in days. Maybe that means something? 

 –Garrett Barnwell (Rad Girlfriend, radgirlfriendrecords.com)