Grey Nurse: Demo cassette
Demo tape from this new Brooklyn hardcore/punk band. In a scene where so many bands have a sound that's relatively easy to pin down, it's refreshing to hear a band with a sound that isn't instantly classifiable. At its core this is fast hardcore, but it's song-oriented and super catchy without being at all "poppy." I'm reminded a bit of stuff like the last Faith EP or Swiz (or a modern equivalent like Give). Grey Nurse are perhaps even more straightforward than those bands, but you can still hear the same kind of post-punk swagger that you hear in bands like Hot Snakes, but filtered through a hardcore template. A really cool demo... wouldn't be surprised to see this band blowing up soon.