This tape was sent to me by the much loved Rich Phoenix who has been the drummer in The Steal, Hot Damn and Capt. Everything and makes lots of nice art sometimes involving cats or family members. Either way, he is now making music again with Lindsey Alexander Corstorphine who he was in The Steal with, apart from this time Rich is on vocals and does an amazing job of it.
Although this tape starts of with a steady punk stomp in 'Delta Caps' and the slightly Shitty Limits esque 'E2 Bang Bang' in which it nods towards 60's punk as well as Wire's 'Pink Flag', this tape is more than just another punk/hardcore demo tape. The last song on side #1, 'Martin', (which i believe is a Snuff cover) see's a psych pop feel that is more Olivia Tremor Control than Minor Threat and then to finish off the tape nicely is a short story called 'Swimming' that was written and read out by Patrick Fisher from Cold Pumas/The Light Sleepers, backed by an ambient drone track that is pretty minimal but in a way that leaves room for you to listen to the story without interuption. I have listened to this tape multiple times since it dropped through my letterbox yesterday and it deserves being put on auto-reverse on your tape deck.
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