Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Black Legs - Demo

At times I can close my eyes while listening to Black Legs and feel like I'm listening to an old Assfactor 4 record.  It's fast, it's punk, but there's that certain ingredient in there with the guitar work that adds an edge of darker melody. Other times this falls into the predictable punk category and sounds like another early Black Flag clone. Luckily they shine more than faulter. 

If I had to guess, just in terms of musicianship, we're dealing with some folks that have a good grasp on music beyond playing four chord fast punk. It shows through at moments and I'd be interested to see them develop this more. 

Listen to it here.

Casual - S/T

Casual keeps things upbeat and happy, giving you four songs of something that's not quite pop punk, but leans a little more to the indie side of things. 

The dual female/male vocals are a nice touch though, the male vocals can be painful off key at times (in that "cute" sort of indie way).  Musically there's a good deal of texture with dueling guitars, noodly bass and some solid drums. 

The production sounds a bit muffled and sterile at times.  With some better production I feel that some of the dry aspects of this would clean up nice. 

Listen to it here