Bib: Pop 7" (new)

Deranged Records


Omaha, Nebraskas BIB presents POP. Their follow up release to their 2015 Demo. POP takes you on a panicked journey through a wormhole of anxiety and isolation. BIB continues their wall of noise style production on this release, with delayed vocals that sound like they're being tossed off of a mountain. BIB mixes quick, full chord riffs with crushing breakdowns. Vocals weave between child like shrill barks, primordial grunts, and pressure reducing singing. The final track, P. M. F. ends the record with a chaotic blast of organ that perfectly captures BIB's pop and hardcore sound.

Our take: I wonder if the bouncy, pogo-meets-d-beat sound of bands like Bib and Blazing Eye is going to be the sound that 2016 is remembered for? Bib and Blazing Eye are certainly two of the most popular bands on the scene at the moment, and they definitely share some sonic similarities. However, they're also quite different from one another, making very different finished products out of those basic ingredients of simple pogo beats and huge-sounding guitars. My favorite moments on this Bib 7" are when they're subverting expectations and doing things that you didn't know a band like this could do... things like the strangely minimalist guitar lead on the opening track, "Anxiety," or the melodic synth that comes in at the end of the closing track, "PMF." Yeah, Bib are fast and hard and have that pogo beat that's great for pumping your fist along to, but at the same time they seem determined to push things further, to make sounds that are weird and unexpected while never crossing the line into obtuse. Their demo was pretty killer, but in my opinion this stomps it... definitely one of the best records of the month for me.
Tags: 10s hardcore punk recommended yoobl