"Savoy Special b/w Antlion" C6
(Fern Records)

Much like the electric orange of this blank cassette shell, the Midwestern is a sonic emo burrito, with no hot sauce. Where the hell are the vocals?! This post-rock/emo business could be a SERIOUSLY rawkin’ good time, but there needs to be some strained upper-register hollering in unison going on to really flesh it out. Sounds like Empire State Games had a jam session while the singer had laryngitis, which, of course, is pretty great, but it could be so, so much more.

  --Jacob An Kittenplan