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San Francisco-via-Memphis’ prolific Useless Eaters return with yet another genre bending burst of dark, synth-driven punk rock.
Sounding like a long lost Killed by Death band, these five songs hold the magic of an era when punk was still being defined and the possibilities were limitless. The title track opens with a heavy, lumbering mantra that sounds like The Fall on a Hawkwind trip. “Breathing Smear” follows with some driving Screamers-ish synth drone, while “Car Accident Face” focuses on jagged guitar to recall the likes of Brainiac and even Jay Reatard. Elsewhere, “Poison Dart” and “Scene + Sequence” conjure the agonized death rock of early Christian Death. It’s like a garage version of Magazine with slight goth inclinations.
Where will Useless Eaters venture next? Guess we’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?
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