LANDSPEEDER / YAVIN 4, THE: Split: 7”

The artwork for this single references Star Wars and the title of the split single is “Scum and Villainy,” for anyone who might be interested. The Yavin 4 bring two songs of speedy, mid-’90 Fearless Records-style melodic punk on their side of this split single. Very much in the vein of early Strung Out or other punk bands with “chops” and playing ability. One song is called “Tusken Raider,” so the theme is driven home even further. Landspeeder are much poppier with a real Mutant Pop-style sound, kind of mid-fi production. Not as twee as, say, Kung Fu Monkeys, but not as punk as their partner band on the other side of the record. –Mike Frame (Milksop, milksoprecords.bandcamp.com)