LANDSPEEDER: Hard Merchandise: 7” EP

Sep 20, 2017

Admittedly, a Star Wars-themed pop punk band dressed in (kinda) matching Imperial Forces uniforms is a pretty fucking, uh... stupid idea. Amazingly, these guys somehow make it work, with fuzzy, long-con guitars offsetting the high, cartoony vocals, and a general (grievous?) sense of Something Of Importance And Worth lurking in the background. I’m not sure exactly what the hell they’re singing about, but I’d imagine it to be all these brilliant Star Wars references used metaphorically to convey deep truths about the human condition. Whenever I imagine otherwise, my collar gets inexplicably tight and I can’t breathe, so we’re going with that. BEST SONG: “Into the Pit.” BEST SONG TITLE: “Sarlaac Soliloquy.” AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: You’ll never guess this, but the record is broken up into a “Light Side” and a “Dark Side,” using corresponding insigniae on the labels. ­–Rev. Nørb (Milksop)