Four original, unreleased tracks by each band, following the time-tested-and-true formula of Snuffy Smiles. Pretend that Japan wasn’t another continent, that it fit right in place of California, and these bands could van pool to the other parts of America. Blotto: Ask, “Who is the Japanese Bruce Springsteen when they slow down”? Would they sound like The Tim Version? Yes. A little bit, but with sake instead of whiskey. Kampai! Conniption Fits: Channeling underground Orange County punk rock that too few folks know about, in the vein of The Pegs and The Drips: crunchy, punchy, guitar-driven rock. Sass Dragons: A Chicago-an Dwarves-style hardcore—with a Black Sabbath hiccup—by three dudes who aren’t that tough but have a more-than-significant-amount of chest hair between them. Prohibition: From the Minnesota of Japan, a song that’s both Blitz and Replacements and neither and both at the same time. Just imagine them in Viking helmets and tight underwear playing in your front room. Record stuffs: Pressing of 500, all mixed color. Co-release with Let’s Pretend. Cover art by Ben Snakepit.
Violet and Grey Vinyl