RIYL: UV Race, Useless Eaters, The Fall, the 80s and young Greg Ginn
Label: Castle Face Records
More goodness from Castle Face while it lasts!
“Squirming black mold in a dingy Bayshore warehouse became sentient, creaked and took humanoid formâ€¦Blank Square and their singularly odd-punk debut, Animal I. Leaning towards the weirder end of Flesheaters but with a sterility that can only be contemporarily compared to Total Controlâ€™s Aussie hardcore quarantine no wave and then a pinch of what made DNA and Mars amazingâ€¦Itâ€™s captured with plenty of concrete and sheet metal kept in the mix and a highlight towards dissonant syncopations. Recorded in what my minds eye makes into a empty room minus one chair and definitely down a flight of wet, cement stairs. Saxophone with a mild but nauseating-at-times rippling slap delay, cruising on a rhythm section that sounds like theyâ€™ve got another house show to play tonight after this one. Rectangular in all the right places, uncomfortable like sleeping in a car (but hey, you do what you have to do). If you love art in your sax punk, then you will whatâ€™s going on in the Bay like we do, but this reaches waaaay back into Californiaâ€™s punk history (SST wouldâ€™ve undoubtedly dug this).”
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive