CUTTLEFISH 3000 / SILVERWIGS: Split: LP

All too frequently split records have two bands that sound so similar I have to check the track listing to tell when they’ve switched. Happily, this is not the case for this record. Cuttlefish have that stripped-down, don’t-give-a-fuck messy punk sound with raspy, shouted vocals. There’s a grit and almost grunge to it. Silverwigs, by comparison, sound pop punky—light, bouncy, and melodic. It’s full of harmonies and woah’s. It’s immediately apparent when the bands swap. Speaking of swapping, I particularly enjoyed the sharing of duties between the two lead vocalists in the Silverwigs tracks. –Lorien Lamarr (Debt Offensive, debtoffensiverecs.bigcartel.com)