PANDEMIX: Pathological Culture: CS

Pathological Culture is the first demo release from Boston anarcho punx Pandemix. The tape is lo-fi. It sounds like it was recorded in a concrete basement, but is surprisingly totally listenable. Dark, thrashy, and sometimes a little chanty, Pathological Culture has a lot to offer, including some crust-inspired political-talk-over-music moments that I’m such a sucker for, and even a Foucault reference to make fellow theory punx hearts skip a beat (or sweat depending on how much school reading you have procrastinated on). Bright yellow, professionally pressed tapes with a beautiful DIY insert make this release nice to look at, too. –Candace Hansen (Self-released, pandemixpunx.bandcamp.com)