SHALLOW CUTS: Empty Beach Town: LP

Shallow Cuts Storm Watch 7” was their Vitruvian Man. Perfect symmetry, a blueprint for anything to come afterward, art as paradigm. Maybe I have two copies in case one wears out. Empty Beach Town is their sculpture of David. Beauty to fall into, encapsulating, experiential. It’s still pop. It’s still punk. You’ll want to hang out with it, buy it a beer. But it’s also love, work, kids, mortgage… living. I definitely have two copies. Members of Dan Padilla, Gateway District, and Madison Bloodbath. –Matt Seward (No Idea, noidearecords.com)