Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Knife The Symphony/Swear Jar split lp - Phratry Records
Swear Jar remind me a bit of bands like Bastro and Rodan just for a reference point and they deliver their music with much of the same intensity and power that Knife The Symphony brought to the A side of this Lp.
Over the past few years I have often complained about the lack of bands who just blow it out in the 90's way that bands like Drive Like Jehu , ATR, Rodan etc did. It sometimes feels to me that there is a lack of bands who draw their influences from the heavier aspects of the 90's indie scene. Yeah there are a ton of punk hardcore bands playing the 80's style, but sometimes it feels like the kids of today only recognize and emulate the wimpiest aspects of 90's indie rock and they forget that there were actually heavy, aggressive, energetic bands releasing amazing records in the 90's...Thank you Knife The Symphony and Swear Jar for showing me that the best part of the 90's indie music scene hasn't been completely forgotten...Dave G.
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