TV FREAKS: Self-tiled: 7”

I get stumped more often than not. Not sure how to describe this. Thinking outside the box punk rock is what hits me. The use of synths adds a spacey, art damage, psych touch to the music. But the solid foundation of punk is there right in the forefront with the melodic and hard-driving guitars pushing the music along. The vocals are delivered with reckless abandon—screamed with a fury to make sure you are paying attention. At other times, it seems like the vocalist is taunting with his snotty delivery. The band sounds like they use a combination of real drums and a drum machine. It adds a robotic feel. The bass player seems to have a lot of freedom and plays some riffs with the use of extra notes that remind me a lot of Rudimentary Peni. Intriguing listen, I have to say. It took a lot of spins to even get me to this point. I like that it was sort of challenging and not your average cookie cutter band. Now, I need to sample their previous LP to see if it appeals to me as much as this EP.

 –don (Schizophrenic)