Band – Texas Instruments (Website) (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – Baitfish (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – Battle Royale (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Band – Regret, The Informer (Bandcamp) (Facebook)
Release Title – 4 Way Split
Medium – Twelve Inch
Label – (The Ghost Is Clear)
Style – Hardcore/Screamo
From – Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Track List -
- Texas Instruments – RC-P90
- Texas Instruments – Troost
- Texas Instruments – Get on your Mammoth, Bitch!
- Baitfish – Ignorant
- Baitfish – Take back the hunt
- Baitfish – Oh My God, is that David Bowie are you ready to go back to the seventies?
- Baitfish – What a Faker, She wasn’t dead at all
- Baitfish – Building on Buildings to never be built
- Battle Royale – …But it Still Sucks
- Battle Royale – Mark, Service Champion
- Battle Royale – What the fuck was the scene from that movie
- Regret, The Informer – Old Newman
- Regret, The Informer – Love Less
- Regret, The Informer – Family Portraits
I don’t know how to start this review so I am going to give you two opening sentences.
Oh my! This album is fucking radical/Oh my! Kansas City has it going on.
Texas Instruments open this record with a song title that is a Golden Eye reference. They bring us some 90′s influenced emo, shotmaker comes to mind immediately. I was super stoked to see Baitfish on this, I loved their demo from last year at least one song was on all my mixtapes. Baitfish is grimy hardcore at it’s finest, for some reason they made me go back a few years and put on my Sex/Vid records. I had never heard of the later two bands on this release but I found out about this album from a Battle Royale review. Battle Royale plays modern hardcore/emo so a little sped up/more singing/awesome so I got pretty stoked on their songs. Regret, The Informer is last but not least, they are similar to Battle Royale but heavier, each band has two vocalist I believe, which as you know is kind of what I love. Their songs are a little chaotic and over the place if you are into that. They have the last words on the track and they are “Never Get Married, Never Have Kids” beautiful.
The Ghost is Clear has a real gem on their hands because all the bands are just unbelievably great and it makes me a little jealous that I don’t live in Kansas City. Don’t listen to this release, just pre order it when pre orders are up.