Sunday, 29 November 2015

Low In The Dust

Another new release, and another new band on Revelation. This is the debut album from Fell To Low, a Californian band who have had a previous release on React! Records. I'd never heard the band before, but when they popped up on Rev I obviously knew I would have to buy their record. The LP is titled 'Low In The Dust' and came on either clear vinyl or some whack black 180g option. The choice was a no brainer for me.

So, first thing to say is that I'm not sure if I'm into this or not. I mean, it's not anything like the typical Rev release, and nothing like the React! releases in my collection either. I have no idea how to describe this band. Their profile on Rev states 'They deliver a smart and angular form of punk with odd timing, build ups, melody and wit that brings a hardcore approach to a sound pioneered by Slint, Unwound and June of 44'. I think I listened to Slint once and found it dull, and I've never heard the other two bands, so I can't tell if the description is good or not. Pretty much all I can say is that this sounds different. But I'm still not sure if it's different good or different bad at this point.


Mike said...

You bought this only because it was on REV, and the only reason why I bought the 7 inch was because it was on React. The records might not be very good, but at least we are dedicated to our labels.

mcs said...

True. I think label dedication can be both a good and a bad thing. Good because it sometimes means that you check out bands that you otherwise would not. Bad because you blindly buy whatever crap they put out without giving it a second thought. I suppose both are just different ways of looking at the same thing really, and this record is a text book example.