Posted on May 12, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Bankrupt is here by way of Hungary with their ‘Rewound’ EP, it’s got five songs that seem to span many different styles. They’re a band that combines punk, surf, rock, indie and everything in-between. The first song ‘Clint’ is like a surfy instrumental, after that ‘Rewound’ is an awesome melodic punk song in the vein of Jawbreaker, Samiam or Dramarama. ‘Weekend’ reminds me of a Buzzcocks song, it’s pretty fucking great. ‘Happenstance’ is pretty much the closest thing to a straight up punk rock song that they’ve got on here, though it does have a heavy rock influence on it. Closing things out is ‘Retro’ which is a bit more of that melodic punk sound with a little indie rock or new wave mixed in just for the hell of it. This is one of the best EP’s I’ve heard all year and it’s certainly the most unique sounding. With a mixing of sounds so perfectly done I can’t even think of another band that is doing something like this today. If you like any of the above mentioned things I highly recommend you check out Bankrupt.
Get it from Bankrupt HERE
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Posted on May 4, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Pittsburgh’s Run, Forever have been putting out some really good stuff the past couple years and now they’re here with another album full of songs that you’ll enjoy. If you’ve heard Run, Forever before I’ll say you know what you’re getting into and this is way better than their previous album. If you’ve never heard the band they’re a band that combines rock and indie into a sound that’s pretty much their own. This album is some of the best stuff they’ve done yet.
1. Good Enough
2. Sun Bruised
3. Maritime States
6. Braddock Beach
8. Close to the Sun
9. Drop Out
Get Settling from Amazon HERE
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Posted on April 19, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Philadelphia’s Cayetana is here with their ‘Demo EP’, it consists of three songs are right up the alley of people that like bands like P.S. Eliot and Lemuria. The songs are punk songs that you can sit back and relax to while you listen, and for a demo they sound incredible. I’m not sure why this wasn’t just made as an EP because these clearly don’t sound like crap recordings. The songs are a bit on the long side but at the same time they don’t drag so I can’t really complain about that. People that like their punk with an injection of indie rock check out the Cayetana demo.
1. Mountain Kids
3. South Philly
Get it from If You Make It HERE
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Posted on February 24, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Rations have been putting out some great music recently and this 7″ continues that trend. We’ve got five awesome songs here that encompass everything that the Rations are about. The personally I like the first three songs on here the best with ‘Lament’ being the best out of those but really there’s not a band tune amongst the bunch. If you’re already a fan of Rations you’ll be happy with this and if you haven’t heard them yet this is a pretty good start point, pick it up if you’re into punk with heavy elements of rock and some indie thrown in.
2. A War Of All, Against All
4. No Answer
5. How Much Land Does a Man Need?
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Posted on February 15, 2013 by Uncle Critic
Jud Norman is the singer and bassist for the band Research Turtles; here he’s got a new solo album ‘Baby Step’. Jud Norman has the alt-rock and indie elements of Research Turtles but adds some folk sound into the mix to make it even better. This album is real good; it’s the kind of thing you can just sit back and relax to as you let it play. I hope Jud keeps up with this solo style thing because this is good and I think it can get even better.
1. Baby Step
2. Cool and Cold
3. One and Two
4. It’s Easy
5. Roll On
8. She Got Something
9. Come On Back
11. Alison Masshart
12. I’ll Wait
13. I Like You
14. Stormy Skies
Get it from the Research Turtles site HERE
Get Baby Step from Amazon HERE
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