OK, I pretty much always have a good laugh whenever I read the Soundcheque reviews we print in the magazine. Plus the music is usually fucken awesome. How are more people not talking about these?? SOOOOO I'm gonna start something up here: Soundcheque Mondays! Every Monday, I'll be posting a music review direct from the pages of Color that deserves another go-around, plus a video from the band so you get to hear the actual music that goes along with it! Win/Win!
Here's the first one (FYI this actually didn't get printed! what! It got cut but I thought it really deserved some credit):
total decay EP
What does a baby bat say before it goes to bed? Turn on the dark I’m afraid of the light! What is Transylvania? It’s Dracula’s terror-tory. What is Dracula’s position in baseball? Batboy. Why did Dracula go to jail? He robbed a blood-bank. Who did Dracula take on a date? His Ghoul-friend! What did Dracula’s optometrist say to him after an eye exam? You’re blind as a bat! Why did Dracula Jr. get sent home from school? He was coffin too much! What did the angry baby say after breast feeding? “I’m fed up!” After two 7- inches, and one year after their self-titled debut release, The Soft Moon are back once again with the Total Decay EP. The Bay Area’s latest post-punk, goth-industrial influenced band unleashes some dark, brooding, and bleak material here, with a newly charged and focused intensity. More developed than past releases, but if you liked those, then hey, why not like this one too? For best listening results wear neon, hang out with your lil’ sister, and look at pictures of Hawaii.
—Justin Gradin, Color 9.6
See you next week!