RATHAUS “Rathaus” C6 (Brain Plan Records)

Nineties hardcore punk-style washed out snare/hi hat & powerchords, & tough, speak-sung vocals, mostly female*, with occasional harmonic guitar layers, all distortion/delay drenched. I honestly listened to this tape ten times in a row, took a break, then listened to it again the next day, and all I can sincerely say is that it sounds like being young. Apparently, I’ve become the old man next door yelling for others to pipe down. If you like ‘punkrawk’, maybe this is your thing?

*Man, is it weird where you live to still hear the phrase ‘scared like a little girl’ sung as an honest insult?


- - Jacob An Kittenplan