ERIK NERVOUS: Assorted Anxieties: LP

Sep 26, 2018

This collection of assorted EP tracks from one person shows surprising amounts of diversity. One minute you’re deep in egghead Devo worship, the next you’re traversing through what sounds like the lost classics from the arty wing of South Bay punk, and the next you’re being pummeled by some unholy melding of The Hates and The Urinals. Making things even scarier is the tunes are consistently spot-on in tone, delivery, and intensity. I remember liking one of the EPs included here, so I thought I knew what to expect, but no, so much more is afoot. Bless the oddballs, for they keep things much more interesting. –Jimmy Alvarado (Neck Chop)