Monday, December 6, 2010


S/T 2x7"

2010 TSTF

This new Brooklyn based project is the latest from Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil). It's a three-piece this time, but there are no empty moments. The song subjects are all too familiar; Schwarzenbach pines over lost love and comments honestly on the real distractions surrounding the complications of modern emotion. The band lays down a powerful melodic punk landscape which Schwarzenbach decorates eloquently with his words. The overall feel is new, but musically reminiscent of mid-era Jawbreaker while the vocal melodies actually sound like the harder tracks off of JTB's Orange Rhyming Dictionary. Sound too good to be true? Well believe it, and take note of how wholesomely good the songs are. After a few listens you won't even notice that you are flipping each single record over after each track to hear the next. A truly relevant punk record.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

"These are the kind of pizza prices I'd expect to see at a U2 concert" - Steph Cochrane on local pizzeria's decisions to raise the price of a slice to $4.00

Saturday, December 4, 2010

"Haircut 100 sound like The Smiths meets the Saturday Night Live band" - Chip
Jeff Ogiba: "I get excited when I see that early Island label".