Tuesday, October 14, 2008
FEED – DEMO 2008 – MIND OVER MATTER RECORDS
Finally got this thing in the mail today. This is a 4-piece from Texas playing some good post-hardcore/grunge rock. Unfortunately the demo came with no artwork or lyric sheets, just the tape itself.
Production – I’m assuming this was done on a 4-track. Pretty lo-fi and noisy (but not distractingly so), very bassy and heavy. Clean vocals throughout the whole demo with some nice back ups as well. An awesome sound for a demo.
The A Side: Saving Face brings in a catchy repetitive riff that reminds me of something off of Nirvana’s Bleach album with a little Melvins-esque sound in there as well. The song is pretty standard, which in this case is not a bad thing at all. The band knows what they are doing and they do it well.
The B Side: Grove starts out with a brief melodic guitar/bass segment, then comes some piercing feedback followed by drums kicking in a very sludgey hypnotizing jam. When the vocals come in I am immediately reminded of the Meat Puppets. Interesting lyrics watched with a unique style of singing. In my eyes, this song takes the cake when compared to Saving Face.
You can listen to Grove here: http://www.myspace.com/feedtx
You can order their demo here: http://mindxmatter.org/