DEATH LOTTERY: EP: CS

I’m pretty sure this EP (which is called EP), was recorded live and that really does something good to it. It brings out the energy and dynamism that makes this an enjoyable record, a quality that would be totally ruined if it was too polished or produced. It’s got the vague sensibilities of a previous undefined era that are reminiscent of the Murder City Devils while still maintaining the driving, fun feel of Grabass Charlestons. Actually, that Florida vibe is pretty upfront here—even the turquoise/magenta/orange artwork would be comfortable as a logo for the Fest. And songs like “Bad Shit Happens All the Time” are just a fun take on a dismal reality: “bad shit happens all the time that you can’t control, whatever, give me more, sleep! work! die!” –Theresa W. (Cheap Miami, cheapmiamirecords.bandcamp.com)