Thursday, March 22, 2012
Sidetracked - Uniform 7"
Holy shit, this record is way harder sounding than a lot of other releases, it's way intense. Something about the vocals and how bass-ey it is make it really aggressive. "Probable Cause" is really in your face, Jay's vocals are fucking gnarly. "Repeat" sounds and feels like you're getting beat up by the music. Those cymbal catches feel like punches. A lot of the lyrics critically address scene politics which shows in the title track. Some unique aspects of this release are that it's a one sided 7", the first three tracks are dedicate to Jay's late aunt, and the last track "Can't Relate" gets a little 'metal' at the end. Is Sidetracked going all NYC Mayhem? Just kidding, it's one riff that, as far as I can remember, is uncharted Sidetracked territory. Enjoy this release, I know I do.