Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3 - Dark Days Coming

3's ' Dark Days Coming'
3's sound in retrospect comes off as a early example of the impact of 'revolution summer' in DC. The music here while similar to the previous Dischord "sound" is also drenched in acoustic guitars, more varied tempos, and singing rather than yelps. 3 features members from Minor Threat and Gray Matter. In general it seems like the band was very influenced by the song 'Salad Days', but that might just be the sound of the actual production of the record which has that really pristine and sharp tone. The group sounds pretty similar to Gray Matter which makes sense with two of their members (Geoff Turner the vocalist and Mark Haggerty the guitarist) making up the four piece. A lot of the songs here are really whimsical and impassioned and the timing of the record makes it come off almost as a period piece. The record rules in short.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Karate - Cancel / Sing

karate's 'cancel / sing'
Maybe self indulgent, but everything comes together throughout this record. One of Karate's finer moments.