Let’s Pretend is really shaping up to be the best little punk label you’ve never heard of. Every release I hear from them gets consistently awesomer and awesomer. Steer Jockey busts out some cock-rockey (yet still lo-fi enough to be listenable) punk that’s a little too heavy on the goofy effects pedals and guitar wanking, but still pretty enjoyable. Is somebody from the Sass Dragons in this band? It sure sounds like it. Big Jesus follows up with some Zeke/ Dwarves-when-they-were-good type fast dudely punk that slows down into some Sabbathy bong rattling and then speeds back up into uptempo snottiness that evokes Grimple or Filth. God damn Carbondale; keep ‘em comin!
–ben (Let’s Pretend)