BIB: Self-titled: EP

Hardcore punk that takes more cues from the semi recent past than what happened decades ago. The whole thing sounds like it’s buried under a din of white noise and everything was recorded in a large, open room. The vocals have a slight nasal shrill that has a way of floating off into the noise instead of burrowing into your ears. Tempos range from moderately fast to slow and trudging, often in one song. “Pressure” is my favorite of the bunch with its shambling tempo and the perfectly placed pause at the opening. –Matt Average (Deranged, [email protected], derangedrecords.com)