SPREAD JOY: II: LP

Sep 22, 2022

This is the second album from this Chicago, Ill. group. The songs are soaked in dry guitar energy. The vocals and unorthodox time signatures work forward mechanically while a warbly and perfectly distorted bass provides chug in the machine and occasionally brings in a new melody. “OW” kicks off the album in high gear. It’s a punker with the bass taking on more distortion than the guitar. “Spa Schedule” shows the band’s sound holding up at slower speeds. “Discomfort Is Palpable” goes fast and has a playful wreck creating a cacophonous din for the band to emerge from. The band plays well and has some fun along the way. The sound is akin to The Slits or Mission Of Burma. A must-hear. –Billups Allen (Feel It, feelitrecordshop.com)

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