Brand new St. Louis speed punk. It's fast, its loud, its not funny, it doesn't feel good. Members of Bad Example, Ruz, The Warden, Dentist and Mom who all like Poison Idea. Put this on at a party and watch your friends go into the other room to call their mom to come pick them up. If you stopped paying attention to St. Louis, then its time to start again...this year is going to be crazy for that city. 100 pressed on limited edition computer white cassettes.
Our take: Debut cassette from this new hardcore band out of St Louis. I’m not sure what the title PYK refers to, but I suspect it might be a reference to Poison Idea’s Pick Your King EP, which seems like an important influence on this tape. The guitar sound is straight Pig Champion, and the tightly wound riffage on tracks like “Crisis Aborted” betrays a lot of time spent studying the GOAT’s every move. I get a little whiff of straight edge hardcore in places (as I do from several 11pm bands), but this isn’t positive, good-living shit… not only are their lines of cocaine on the cover but also the vocals are way too mean for that. After the intro intro’s slow build-up, this is one of those hardcore EPs that feels like a dead sprint for its entire runtime. Recommended for fans of fast hardcore that doesn’t waste a second of your time.