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/


j12 said…
Jake, I'd be keen to hear this sometime. Let me know if you post an MP3 of Saving Face, or Grove.
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Sure thing. Is this James? Like the post says, you can find the song Grove on their myspace page. Regardless, thanks for reading and the comment.

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