STEINWAYS, THE: Promise It’ll Never Happen Again: LP

Sep 23, 2011

Short attention span Pop Punk. Two capitals “P”s. Near-helium voices. It’s sorta like hearing the teddy bear section of a toy store play punk, with occasional swearing. Jokey. Ramones, Ronettes, Ritalin. “Didn’t they have a single on Mutant Pop?” Perhaps Parasites. Proficient and controlled. Definitely Queers. Stalker songs masked as “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” songs. Self-effacing, sarcastic, spastic, self-aware. One song in Portuguese (?). They were around for six years and have since broken up. This LP’s a harvest of scattered comps, singles, and alternate versions. For fans of Dirt Bike Annie, Copyrights, Teenage Bottlerocket. “I swear they had a CD-R released by Mutant Pop.”

 –todd (Don Giovanni / It’s Alive)