Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Shirks - Cry Cry Cry 7" Grave Mistake Records 2011
Excellent new record from these Washington DC punkers. Go buy one now and get limited red vinyl (100 copies) before they are gone. If you like catchy punk rock with hints of The Saints thrown in for good measure then you need this record...Dave G.
GRAVE045: THE SHIRKS "Cry Cry Cry" 7"
"This is EP number four from one of Washington DC's finest, THE SHIRKS. CRY CRY CRY features three more infectious, guitar driven punk rock 'n roll A-Sides with 70's punk feel - there's a heavy SAINTS / Aussie KBD sound present in these tunes (I definitely hear it...Dave G.) - run through the 90's garage filter while maintaining a raw and primitive vibe. To put things into perspective, Terminal Boredom might have put it best in a review of their last 7" on Windian, referring to the band's style as "East Coast tough-as-shit leather jacket punk bad ass-ness" ... while I'm not 100% sure what that means, I can't really disagree with it either because it sounds kinda perfect. THE SHIRKS have been at it for a few years now, with each release better than then next - if you have yet to check them out, then what better place to start than with this 7"?
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