SOUPCANS: Soft Party: LP

Oddly inventive hardcore with a penchant for being a tad too noisy. Now, I’m no wimp when it comes to my noise levels, but there’s a certain point where my ears start to hurt. My complaint is only a functional complaint, because I find the actual content of the music to be quite interesting. If only all hardcore could be this diverse, maybe I could give a shit. It’s almost genreless, experimental at times in the way that the fringes of the ‘70s punk scene used to hit, but with dirtier production sensibilities. I wholeheartedly approve this weirdness, even if it physically hurts slightly. –Bryan Static (Telephone Explosion, telephoneexplosion.com)