DIALER: EP: CS

This EP fucking rocked me. I loved it. I had sort of nonchalant predisposition to it because of the Crass-like symbol on the insert, but this two-song cassette EP from this Philly five-piece is really fucking tight and clever, with great builds and blended vocals. It’s got the kind of anthemic quality that make hardcore classics like Cave In and Botch so difficult to emulate, but have a precision that brings them into orbit with another impressive Philly act, Solarized, or the excellent Chicago-based Slow Mass. My only gripe with this cassette is that it’s only a few songs and I have no idea how long I’ll need to wait to hear more. –Theresa W. (Self-released)