The winds of winter howl in the flanging of this gothic/Seattle-ite hybrid of a band that couples slow and dark post-punk vocals with loudly recorded drumming, show-off seventies rooted diddle guitar and an assortment of sweepingly-blowing, squealing and laughing guitar effects. Very fluid and very loud.
Pressed on Red vinyl and sleeved with a cover of a blue man with wings on his head provides a great visual for the music spewing from the speakers. Tight drumming, "fuzz" bass, and grungy guitar prevail over the vocals but don't overpower.
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Sorta Husker Du meets the Bevis Frond with a little Crazy Horse (or is that 11th Dream Day?). In other words, noisy guitars and gruff vocals abound with an endearing lo-fi ambiance. The best tune is "Butterfly" which has extremely Bevis Frond-ish hooks and guitar lines. The other tunes don't hit in the same way but are A-O.K. nevertheless.
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