WATCHER’S WOODS: Autumn: Cassette

It’s not just that these sound like lost ‘80s demos from a dark, misanthropic band that never got to play with Bauhaus even though they should have. It’s not just that they sound authentically small-town, fed up with the piece of shit people they have to deal with, who probably own Vatican Shadow records and follow what’s going on with Blackest Ever Black. It’s not just that they want to sabotage greedy land developers because they rightly love the forest. It’s not just that the tape comes with sprigs of chicory and mugwort, and that the original title of their first demo was, allegedly, Fuck Everything about This Society. It’s also that Mary Rage’s guitar is perfect and every song is a hit in some world that’s much better than our world. Seeing they had a song called “Kill Cops, Not Trees” made me an instant life-long fan. Can’t wait to see what they do next. 

 –Matt Werts (Self-released)