Tapehead: Flexi 7"

Reel Time Records

$5.50

Very limited (250 copies) debut flexi from this new Rochester, NY band featuring former members of Brown Sugar, Rational Animals, and Love Pork. The sound here is amped-up, old school punk with a rock and roll bent. The label's description drops a Blue Oyster Cult reference, and I actually hear it... this kind of sounds like the first two BOC albums played about 20% faster (and they're pretty fast already!). It's tightly-wound with lots of interesting changes and quirks in the songwriting. I'm reminded of a lot of bands that stand kind of on the edge of garage rock and hardcore... the Shitty Limits, Bad Daddies, Neighborhood Brats... stuff like that. If you're a nut for both the songwriting skill and melodicism of 70s punk and the intensity of 80s hardcore I'd definitely recommend checking this out.
Tags: 10s garage hardcore punk