Nov 18, 2011

Once again, another shoddily thrown-together compilation from 8Up Records. Packaged in a photocopied paper sleeve—one that doesn’t bother to list the band’s song names—is a CD-R simply marked in Sharpie with an 8 and an arrow pointing up. Of course, this is probably free. Nonetheless, a little effort goes a long way. If you’ve written for Razorcake for any length of time, you’ve probably got a compilation from this label to review. You’re just as likely to have reviewed something by the ever-ubiquitous and prolific A Disco For Ferns, who always seem to sound completely different. The first CD-R demo I got from them was really shitty, growling grindcore or something of that sort. I also got a tape of joke punk songs from them that was equally as shitty in quality, but was, nonetheless, quite funny. This time, they play some weird stuff with a hugely distorted bass and a male/female vocal exchange. The bass was often so distorted it sounded like Suicide’s synths. I kind of liked it. Everything else on here is shitty punk rock.

 –Craven (8Up)