Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Dead Wives Scuz Bucket EP
God damn. So much great stuff keeps coming out in Connecticut lately that it's impossible to stay on top of it all.
This Dead Wives EP is a four tracker of re-recorded and renamed songs we had been listening to in their demo form since 2007. Don't Stop Breathing was on their Demon Priest demo, VHS was on Hellrazor, and there was the Milk and Water tape from '07, where Crash Landing and Wilt come from.
Scuz Bucket came to life between November and December 2010 at Enox Productions in Newtown, CT. The message from the band said this was "3-piece skate-rock" which I think is great. I've relied on the skate-rock descriptor a bunch of times, mainly because there was that great period between the late eighties and early nineties where this stuff was going on. Whether it was the unforgettable soundtracks to the early H-Street videos, featuring bands like Wheezing Maniac, Wonderful Broken Thing, Sub Society, and Figure Ground (one of the members of which went on to join the excellent Purple Ivy Shadows in Providence, RI), to bands like the Spit Muffins, or the actual Skate Rock cassettes from Thrasher Magazine - all this stuff was a mix of lo-fi rock, punk and hardcore that I'd say guys like Lou Barlow and bands like Guided By Voices ended up turning into more than just something to crank from the blown speakers of a boombox while skating your miniramp. Conjures up thoughts of sunny summer days and the clank of trucks landing on coping. Can't be beat.
Definitely planning to get these guys a show in Hartford soon, hopefully with a similarly great rock outfit, Thank You Mr. Keating.
Scuz Bucket (EP) by deadwives