A very promising demo from what I assume is an obscure German treasure. Bound up in beautiful black and white packaging, the three songs on this cassette introduces Pleite (which means “broke”) as a creative, tight post-hardcore band in the vein of Drive Like Jehu but with more melodic and straightforward qualities. You might not think this is possible, but Pleite manages to make it so. –Theresa W. (Phantom Records,