Friday, January 6, 2012
bitterfucked/murderous bastards split EP review & download
I'm looking outside right now & it's sunny & some of the snow is melting & I'm tricking myself into believing that spring is coming. these songs feel like they're similarly waiting for warmer weather. waiting for those few months when we can get drunk outside, tag the city, explore roof tops, kiss our crushes & break bottles in parking lots with our sleeves cut off.
the songs are beautiful & sad most of the time, sometimes sounding a little doomy. these are the kind of songs I expect to hear being played at the end, maybe on a sinking ship full of crusties & skids?
following the bitterfucked half are three acoustic folk punk songs from the murderous bastards. these boys are from calgary & have made quite an impact on me since moving here. their music is mostly autobiographical & deal with topics like drug use, feeling homesick, sex & nostalgia. it all seems slightly snarky with a touch of bitterness about the past. musically they take notes from other similar bands before them & stick in the C, G, Am, F neighbourhood for the most part. mogli david from snail party sings on a couple tracks & helps the subtle melodies come through a little stronger.
simple folk punk for people who are into bands like johnny hobo, whiskey smile, asking for it, etc...
check it out by clicking on the artwork.
- ryley samantha