1994! slay your earbuds with surprise EP

1994A two piece from Lancaster, 1994! got very comfortable in the Philly scene a few years back after touring with pals Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader, as well as playing some very memorable shows in the Philadelphia area. They have always had a very specific sound, blending the more brutal side of math-rock with the more ass-kicking side of (aforementioned) emo and pop-punk contemporaries. On this release, slyly titled “FUCK IT,” they have maintained all of the ferocity and catchiness of past releases, and have added a healthy overload of lo-fi mentality. The EP is driven and heartfelt enough to satisfy any 1994! fan, and is fresh enough to rein in some new blood as well. In all the hissing glory of what sounds like one, maybe two microphones, this is a tour record done right. Bien cuit.