Black Panties: S/T 7"
Debut hard vinyl after a flexi and a handful of cassettes from this St. Louis band. It seems like a lazy comparison because Lumpy put out the record and they're from the same city, but if you like Lumpy & the Dumpers I think it's safe to say you'll be on board with Black Panties as well. In the similarities column this has, like Lumpy & the Dumpers, a kind of rock n roll-informed songwriting that's performed with a very DIY / raw punk sensibility (particularly in regards to the vocals). In the differences column, Black Panties are a whole lot faster than Lumpy, and on the last track they even have a punk-at-hardcore-speed song that recalls stuff like the Dwarves, Brutal Knights, or the Ladies, though of course filtered through the deliberately skewed midwest slime punk sensibility. This is a really hot style right now so I'm just kind of inclined to like all of this stuff from St Louis and NW Indiana, but Black Panties recommend themselves by staking out a unique sound and managing to play music that is incredibly fast and intense but still catchy. Another quality Lumpy release, in other words.Tags: 10s garage gb325 midwest raw