7"s - Spring 2017


Fried E/M - s/t 7” (LR#78)
Fried Emu Mind = Ripping new St Louis band. Snotty balls-to-the-wall punk with a HC edge in vein of late 70s/early 80s California greats like Los Plugz and Modern Warfare. Would also fit nicely on mixtape of modern pogo bands like Patsy or Crazy Spirit. Cover drawn by the singer Bugman’s 15 year old sister.

Mala Leche - s/t 7” (LR#76)
Vinyl treatment of two demos by this STL/Minneapolis concoction. Antuan (Wild Child) snarls in his native language over some demented computer virus punk/hc from the mind of BO (Ruz, Dumpers). Annoying synth punk covered in spikes.

Trauma Harness - Ghost of a Flea 7” (LR#75)
3 song 7” from St Louis’s most celebrated post punk band. Astral pop on the A side with some drum machine new wave/synth pop tracks on the flip. “Ghost of a Flea” sounds like what you’d want to hear in a dream on an elevator in a space station.

The Stranger - s/t 7" (LR#74)
New St Louis band that blends some classic aggro post punk (Wire, Crisis) with a modern punk/hardcore (Total Control, Wiccans) sound. Chorus pedal guitar leads wail alongside panicked vocals as the beat marches on and on. Artwork by Laura Pallmall.