This Year’s Best Disaster (I Surrender Records)
release date: 1/8/13
by Scott Hefflon
Second release from this Brooklyn band with members of Garrison, Texas Is the Reason, Thursday, and Milhouse. Originally released in early 2012 on Arctic Rodeo Recordings or Mightier than the Sword Records, depending on whatcha read. Also, produced by Kurt Ballou, who usually does, like, Converge and hardcore shit. So there’s another factor to consider. Or the awful cover art, but let’s get on with it… “Letterbomb” delivers straight-forward guitar rock with punkpop smarts and indie/post-hardcore drive. Tuneful, well-produced, not showy, not yelpy or math rocky. Like Hot Water Music or Samiam, or maybe a simpler ALL tune.