Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Spitback- Skate the Streets demo tape review
Mid-tempo hardcore a la Bridge Nine circa 2006 with basement quality production (this is a good thing- hardcore is not meant to sound overly slick). What if the U.S. Bombs were a hardcore band? What if the Faction or JFA grew up in the Midwest in the 2000s rather than the west coast in the 80s? It’s a very fun band, the kind that would play a house destruction party in exchange for a 30 pack and a couple blunts- very punk rock attitude for a hardcore band. It’s a hardcore band for everyone- crowd-killers, two-steppers, circle pitters, push pitters, posi-jumpers, all are welcome in Spitback’s music and at their shows, and none are out of place. The music isn’t amazing, but it’s what you’d expect a hardcore demo to be. These cats have the energy and the mentality; I think the songs are forthcoming. Not a bad demo tape.