MARRIAGE MATERIAL: Making the World Worth It – Part 1: 7”

May 23, 2018

Damn it, I thought they really were three brothers! Anyway, here’s five songs of fuzzy, rough-hewn punk stuff with melodies buried deep down there beneath the grit, bright guitar leads flashing out here and there. Structure veers and leans but holds solid, particularly in the gravelly pop of “Someone Else” and the surprising jam of the record, the near power pop blister of a live song, “Seasons.” That one surprised the hell out of me with its swagger. Nice vinyl debut from a band that hopefully sticks around for a while, and I dig the “forget a record cover, let’s make the center label the art piece” aesthetic. –Keith Rosson (Dirt Cult)