Shoppers: Silver Year 12"
Brand new 12" from this outstanding New York punk band. Though these guys' demos got a lot of buzz, this is actually the first time I've heard them and I am blown the f*** away. There's a definite Sonic Youth vibe thanks to the dense, noisy guitars and lady vocals, but whereas Sonic Youth tended to sprinkle their "songs" a bit too thinly within the improvisational jamming, Shoppers are all about the song, and they bring the f***ing hits. If every song on Daydream Nation was as good as "Teenage Riot," it'd sound a lot like this Shoppers 12". No s***, this rules SO hard. Drugged Conscience Records