BIT LIP: Self-titled: CS

Sep 26, 2018

I’m deeply taken in by the super-DIY look of this cassette—the name of the band is printed on paper and legit glued to the cassette by hand. If I had to guess, I’d say the Bit Lip’s collective favorite band is Dillinger Four. It’s got that Minneapolis sound, with the grit-pop sensibilities of Off With Their Heads. There is something that doesn’t quite work though, and after a few listens, I think that there aren’t enough words. For a while, I thought that the band needed to up the tempo, but after listening again it seems like there just needs to be more lyrics to keep up. –Theresa W. (Self-released)