Mayfair & Huxley
"Ace Hardware Presents"
Vs. Rome Records
Genre: punk rock
Des Moines, IA
March 12, 2009
Brash, manic punk rock inhabits this
brief explosion from Des Moines, Iowa's Mayfair & Huxley. Don't
expect much in the way of complexity or songwriting – just
straightforward guitar/bass/drum/vox chaos. What the quartet has going
for them is energy, although that only takes this record so far.
Fortunately, it's a pretty short affair so
it gets the job done, and gets it done well. These ecstatic bursts of
energy are a good way to get feet (and/or fists) moving, and the
superb production captures the dynamic remarkably
well. Play this at a party in a big room with lots of hard
surfaces. Oh yeah, and play it loud. [Comes on nifty, grey-marbled
online for free.
& huxley's myspace
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