Ivy: S/T 12"
Debut 12" from this NYC band. Even though this is on Katorga Works it's kind of more in the Toxic State camp... like those bands, there's a kind of minimalist / artsy tendency at work while at the same time being straightforwardly, aggressively punk. You know their guitarist Shiva from Deformity and his Stooges-influenced wailing is in full effect here, and the vocalist previously sang in Brown Sugar and if you liked that band you'll immediately recognize his unique vocal stylings. As Katorga Works' description notes, on the surface this seems totally straightforward, but the band has an underlying uniqueness that can't help but shine through here.