Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Silver Screams - Creep Joint Scratch (2014)
I usually don't quote one sheets or band bios but this one is worth it as it actually sums up the band due to being written by the band rather than a publicist. "Silver Screams is a punk rock and roll band from Boston, MA. Like it nihilistic? How about three aging punkers playing the best music they know how to nobody, with no career aspirations, zero street cred and no greater point whatsoever. It's a power trio screaming into a void before they die, because they're not dead yet. They have jobs and families and the whole thing is very nearly a waste of time.
Whatever. Every single one of us is going to die and Silver Screams is going to play some killer sets before it all goes down in flames."
I love that attitude. There's a big love of early English punk here as the band's name is taken from a song by The Damned. There's a mixture of punk and post-punk that is highly reminiscent of UK Subs "Endangered Species" album."The Evidence" will put a huge smile on fans of the UK Subs more anthemic material. There's a nice and sleazy Stranglers bassline that opens "Climbing Mt Rumpke" which has a 999 meeting Dischord bounce-along feel to it. If I was forced to pick the best song on this five song release "Climbing Mt Rumpke" would be my choice.
That they got The Descendents artist, Chris Shary to do their artwork is more points in Silver Screams' favour. You can buy their CD and MP3's from their bandcamp site(linked below) but be quick if you want a CD as they're limited to 50 copies.
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