May 20, 2019

I first listened to this with in-ear headphones on and it felt like someone had put miniaturized medieval flails in my ears and was using them like cotton buds, such was the abrasiveness of the noise this trio was making. Formed by one-third of the similarly noisy Buzz Rodeo, there is a similarity in places to Big Black via the Albini-like vocals and the sheer scratchiness of the guitar playing. It’s hard to imagine this providing anyone with a relaxing thirty five minutes—as it makes me feel agitated and prickly—but that’s not actually a bad thing, as sometimes that’s what I want from music. Just to clarify, yes, the band does take its moniker from the Pavement track of the same name. –Rich Cocksedge (Self-released)