Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Crude Thought - S/T CS
The sophomore release from Olympia's own Crude Thought and considerably better in my opinion, than the first demo. The whole thing rages throughout all the way up to Body where I usually rewind because I have a super short attention span. "It Could Be You" and "Dear America" are easily my favorite songs by the band and fittingly, open up the tape. Two re-recorded demo tracks lead into "Flowers" which is also a track I enjoy quite a bit on the release. The riff almost gives me a Siouxsie and the Banshees feel. There are obvious elements of grunge riffage and some post-punk stylistic choices that make this release unique to the ever-changing Olympia hardcore scene. One more area of the spectrum Olympia seizes and dominates. Recorded live at Phantom City Records. I remember Stevie and Brynn being bummed on some of the weird effects at the beginning and end but I think they're sweet, haha, enjoy.