Monday, February 15, 2016

VA - (2015) Lumpy Mixtape #2 CS

Lumpy Records compilation cassette

Streams A1, A2, B1, B2

Fried Egg - (2015) The Incredible Flexible Egg Flexi 7''

Debut three track disc from FRIED EGG, the latest and greatest hardcore punk offering from Central Virginia. This is a total punk smasher, with a sound rooted in golden era HC punk filtered through modern depression and alienation, executed in just a few minutes. The four brainfried individuals behind FRIED EGG have also done duty in CRETINS and ANIMAL PLANET so the playing here is no slouch -- tight, fast, and to-the-point. The composition of the these tracks shows a bit more depth as well, with screaming guitar leads and fuzzed, walking bass lines jumping out at you, reminiscent of recent groups like Brown Sugar and Wiccans. Have a taste of the EGG and see for yourself. Second pressing of 250 copies with artwork by Lumpy.

Stream A

The Muff Divers - (2015) No Muff Too Tuff 7''

Beefy drum-machine-fueled punk with hooks, could it be the new Coneheads? The new Dickies? The new Jay Reatard? WE SHALL SEE!

Streams A & B

The Pink Noise - (2009) Gold Light 7''

"Canadian 2-piece The Pink Noise return for their second release on Sacred Bones. Last year's Dream Code LP ended up topping most peoples best of 2008 lists. Electronic and organic drumming with keys with staccato punk guitar blasts--think the Residents played through a Big Muff. A double sider of deranged bedroom punk that shames the dozens of one-man-bands hunched over a Tascam trying to make a cheap knockoff of the original. The record sounds like it was mastered through a boombox onto a thrift store cassette. The Jerkwave cassette release, the previous 7-inch single, and their track on World?s Lousy (both on Almost Ready Records) are all long gone."