KNOWSO: Look at the Chart: 12”

Mar 20, 2018

The revelation that this band was from Cleveland should have come as no surprise, as their sound is the perfect progression of Ohio underground music. There are no direct lines drawn here and no cheap throwback riffs, but the awkward and somewhat naïve garage sound calls to mind the Drome/Clone Records bands of Cleveland lore and fuses it somehow seamlessly with mechanical Devo-ish rhythms. This record doesn’t sit well on first listen, but that’s not always a bad thing, as repeated listens give way to new experiences. Lumpy And The Dumpers/Coneheads/modern outsider punk aficionados will gravitate to this record, and it’s a quick listen (five songs on one side of a 12”). –Ian Wise (Neck Chop,