SOGGY CREEP: Drag the Well: CS

Relatively slow tempos don’t prevent this dark, brooding band from Olympia from keeping things aggressive. This is the kind of release that helps create a buzz for a decidedly uncommercial group that nonetheless has a way of hooking listeners instantly. Drag the Well is anything but a drag. It’s not catchy in the conventional sense of the concept, but it’s utterly and completely engrossing. I’m glad I scored one of these cassettes, as there are only one hundred in existence. What are you waiting for? –Art Ettinger (Self-released, soggycreep.bandcamp.com)