This came packaged in a small brown paper bag, with lyrics glued to one side of said bag, then folded in half as a makeshift CD cover. Missing? Band/label contact info. Knowing fuckall about ‘em, what you get here is a band clearly trying to push at the boundaries and find a patch of dirt to call their own. It’s clear they are acquainted with the post punk thang, that they can play their instruments, and they manage to come up with some interesting balances between catchy bits and dissonance. The buzz kill for me, however, is an emo influence that coats things with a sheen of whiny pretentiousness that distracts, and detracts, from what might’ve been something a bit more engaging had they factored in another influence instead.
–jimmy (No address listed)