Nerv: Off Earth Now 7"
Brand new 7" from this band out of Iowa. Their previous 7" was a store favorite... a totally unique blast of pure Midwestern hardcore a la Die Kreuzen or Mecht Mensch. While that's still the foundation here, things are a little bit different this time around. First of all, the production is a lot more dense, compressed, and disorienting... it's one of those recordings that sounds like the music is being beamed directly into your brain stem rather than like you're listening to an actual band, and while that may sound like a bad thing it actually fits this band's style of quirky hardcore quite well. Fans of Nasa Space Universe take note as this band are on a similar trip, though it's a little bit less "out there" and a little more in line with the classic USHC sound.