Suicide Squeeze (2014)
This was an extra 7" that I received when I pre-ordered the new Audactiy full length. I've only had the full length play once in the background, so I can't really say much about that just yet, but I'll take a crack at this 7". It's a little odd, the A-side is also the lead track of the new Audacity full length, but it looks like this 7" was released all the way back in 2014. That raises two questions: 1. Why did it take so long for the full length to come out? And 2. How did I not know this 7" had been released?
I guess at the end of the day it doesn't matter. "Counting The Days" is a great song, even if it is something of a departure from the band's last album Butter Knife. This song is definitely more of a raucous endeavor with strained vocals and bags of fuzz heaped on the guitars. It also has all of the hooks and catchiness you'd want out of an Audacity song. Even the crazy guitar solo in the middle fits in nicely, and as you may know, I'm not usually big on solos.
The B-side "Mind Your Own Business" doesn't grab me quite the same way. It's a cover song that was originally done by Delta 5. I'll admit to not being particularly familiar with the Delta 5 version, but I fired it up on YouTube before writing this review. Can't say I really I'm a big fan. The Audacity version is definitely a fuller song with quite a bit more muscle behind it. At the end of the day I just don't dig this song, but again, it's a cover song and a B-side, so it's really just a bonus more than anything else. Especially since it was free.
Audacity - Counting The Days 7":