Monday, January 18, 2010

A future garage-punk standout?

Artist: Useless Eaters
Title: Hear/See
Label: Shattered Records
Release date: Fall 2009

Useless Eaters is the trashy Killed By Death inspired punk rock vision of Seth Sutton, Memphis' newest teenage prodigy. With records like this one on the late Jay Reatard's Shattered Records and another put out by Goner, Sutton may become one of the planet's top garage-punk names during the coming decade.

His Shattered Records release begins with a loud blast of "I don't give a shit" that's called "Hear/See". It's a straight from the gutters punk song with traditional rock and roll riffs that should please the senses of even the most stubborn punk rocker.

"Smoke Alarm" is surprisingly poppy, but its "Burn it to the ground!" chorus will remind you that you're listening to the sonic vision of someone who named his band after a Vomit Pigs song. "Just a Person" is set apart from the other two songs on this release by some nifty yet simple guitar work.

Here's a video of "Hear/See". That guy on bass was pretty good...

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