MISCHIEF BREW: Smash the Windows: LP

Mischief Brew has been kicking around their folk-circus-gypsy-punk long enough to see this, a beautiful 180 gram, well-packaged reissue of their first LP. Petersen’s Brew crew has been kicking around the scene, bouncing from involvement in Food Not Bombs and other protest movements to supporting rags (such as this one) through consistent advertising, as often and reliably as they change genres musically. Scattered and not for the myopic at worst; expansive, idealistic, and a grand musical journey well deserving of a fresh look after too long out of print at best. –Matt Seward (Fistolo, fistolo.com)