GIANT HAYSTACKS: This Is All There Is: CD

My favorite bands are the kind who progress with every release. It’s the sign of a band that is alive, breathing, and driven by desire. Giant Haystacks began heavy-on-the-Minutemen spice, but soon after started crafting their own recipe. While the San Pedro Three were always at the base, by the end Giant Haystacks sounded more like Giant Haystacks. In the span of nineteen songs (all taken from their singles and EPs), you can hear what I’m getting at. The Minutemen sounded shifted into more of a post-punk sound akin to Gang Of Four and Wire. They hit perfection by the time they released “Young Shaver.” Such a great song! –Matt Average (Mistake)