I fell a little behind writing about 7"s I received from the Matador Singles Club last year, so I'm going to try to go through my backlog this week. I'm pretty sure I'm still waiting on 4 more records from the club, but I read somewhere that they'd be wrapped up by February. This one is by a band with a simply delightful name; Bits Of Shit.
I'd never heard of these guys prior to receiving this 7", but I guess with a terrible band name like Bits Of Shit and even worse cover art, I shouldn't have been shocked that the music is pretty bad too. The A-side "Rider" is a slow, plodding mess with a ton of unnecessary pick slides. The vocals are a bunch of yelling with no real melody to speak of.
The 2 songs on the B-side. "Lazy Cowgirls" and "Total Recoil" are thankfully faster than "Rider," but no less annoying. They are both generic, shouty hardcore-ish songs that sound a lot alike to my untrained ears. I love singles clubs, but every so often you just end up with a bunk record from the bunch. The Matador club has had some highs and some lows for 2013; we'll chalk this one up as one of the lows.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any of these 3 songs online to stream anywhere, but if you gaze intently at the artwork and try to imagine what Bits Of Shit sound like, you probably wouldn't be too far off.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Bits Of Shit - Riders 7" - Red Vinyl