FAIL SONS: Demo Tape: CS

Sep 26, 2019

I didn’t expect a DC band to make me feel nostalgic for the East Bay, but Fail Sons sound like they should be on mid-’90s Lookout Records. If you loved the Queers and Screeching Weasel back in the day but, you know, have a moral compass, this is a band picking up where that sound left off and with none of the toxicity. If it was 1997 this would have been released as a split with Pinhead Gunpowder. Subject matter like “BP Oil Spill of Human Misery” however brings you back to the present. This demo is an exciting mixture of riffy nostalgia and modern zeitgeist that I can’t wait to hear more of. –Lorien Lamarr (Self-released)