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Spirit Of The West
zum032 (2012) LP + DOWNLOAD - $10.00
An early punk sound more on the 'arty' side of the fence (ala Husker Du or Wire - the vocalist actually sings, maaaaan) permeates the debut full-length from one of San Francisco's best loved bands! The music floats through jangly, feel-good guitar based parts, straight into driving, angry buildups at the drop of a hat, leaving the listener pleasantly perplexed and craving more. If you're looking for by-the-numbers punk rock, there's plenty of stud-clad warrior bands out there, though those with an eclectic bent should take note and snatch this up!

"This Oakland band released their debut record, Spirit of the West, in the summer, but we're just hearing it now. "Super Gu" is the last track, and it's fast and spastic, with a throbbing, shouted chorus and stabbing guitar. The cover art is by guitarist Erin Allen, who was started the group Child Pornography, the band you can't google without getting on a watch list."
- Impose Magazine


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