Hardly 3 days passed since Insouciant released their latest EP, “Variable Resistor”- a five song post-hardcore/grunge influenced collection of new and old songs. They sound angrier and dirtier than usual on this and seem to have returned to the garage or basement where they formed. “Variable Resistor” could very well sneak into the Dischord Records catalog from any era…Anyway, it’s only been 3 days, just 3 days, and they hit us with a music video on top of that! We can only hope that this means they will get together and let us experience them again live, but I’m not counting on it. Insouciant always plays by their own rules and I know they will only get back together to play if they all truly wanted to…no cashin’ in here. Listen to the EP and watch the video below. Check out NOTROCK RECORDS for more updates on their active roster and to stay up on what members of Insouciant are up to now.
Sail Hatin‘ adheres to a strict strategy: release music and release music fast. Masses, their 2nd EP since February, does not astray from quality or song-writing, despite their speedy release schedule. Chris’s anthemic approach to singing reminds me of Ian Mackaye’s in Fugazi. He (Chris) just seems to put all and everything into it while maintaining a strong sense of melody through the grit. I would not be surprised to find Sail Hatin’ on the Dischord Records roster. “Lowered Expectations,” resounds as the strongest track on the release with the relate-able lyrics: “is this all you feel; a realization cut so clean; are you the one you hoped to be?”…very fitting for my ongoing quarter-life crisis (and fading attention span). If I did the math right, I expect another EP from these guys in August and I expect it to be on par, if not better than this. Listen to Masses and their other EP below.