Bluetip - Join Us
This is the second full-length album from Washington DC's Bluetip, and
it rocks just like the first one did. They feature ex-members of the
seminal harDCore band, Swiz, and current members of Sweetbelly Freakdown
(who are actually Swiz incarnate). While not sounding too much like
either of those two bands, they certainly draw from the local DC sound.
Discordant guitars, driving rhythm, enough post-punk to shake a stick
at, they blast through 12 songs with reckless abandon. Jason Farrell's
accented, raspy voice goes from a smoother style of singing to a quick,
throaty shout in mere seconds. It takes some getting used to, but it
definitely adds to the originality of this band. This band is becoming a
modern DC giant, not quite the status of Fugazi, but hey, they havent
been around that long either..
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