SOFT SHOULDER: Aerosol Can Stand: 7”

The Fall are one of my most favorite bands of all time, and I’m hearing influence from Mark E. Smith and his ’80s version of the band all over this with some subtle and not-so-subtle references. Other moments bring to mind early U.K. post-punk mainstays like Gang Of Four with cutting, sharp guitars and barked lyrical patterns, planting this record firmly right up my alley. Unoriginal yet executed well, I’ll file this name away in my head and hope to hear more soon. –Mark Twistworthy (Gilgongo, softshoulder.bandcamp.com)