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    When it comes to timeless and catchy early 80s US punk sound in these fast and modern times of ours, Rats Rest from Kansas City could take a big part of the cake. If you like the old-school hardcore punk, melodic with a raspy fucked up voice, expressive vocals, mid paced drum-hitting going fast, heavy bass lines, catchy guitar works with a hard-rock attitude / playing, alongside lyric themes about depression, drugs and death, written with a personal view, then this is your new favourite band. I’m reminded of a depressed Marked Men, a bouncy No Hope For The Kids, or a street-punk-infused Leatherface as I spin these tunes. They get it pretty much right, from the well-sung vocals to the guitar solos that occurs over some moody, incessant bass-lines, its always super catchy! So put your sticky fingers on a copy of this and enjoy it!

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an impossibly tiny thread
through the bone of my forehead
my heart could not push blood
but i knew i wasn't dead
and at the other end
the impossible machine
and a crowd of ugly men
they will send it down the string

and i don't know
what they want from me
unreasonable things

bite through the plastic tube
spraying blood into the room
somehow moving down the hall
then i slip and then i fall
a stranger takes my hand
and she helps me try to stand
and she asks me if i can
explain to her just who i am

now i'm sitting in a chair
she washes blood out of my hair
oh yes, she wants me to stay
she says it'll be okay
but i can still hear that creeping sound
oh yes, i know they're still around
they got that thing pointed at my face
and i gotta leave this place

and i don't know
if it's them or me
supplying the power
to the machine

then my father came to hold me
and he told me not to worry
i would find a way
even though the men were crazy
and the machine so very deadly
i would find a way
to cut the string
to be free


from ETT - 027 - Rats Rest - Permanent Catastrophe EP, released December 25, 2014



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