Future Virgins / Toys That Kill - Split 7" - Blue Vinyl (/100), a photo by Tim PopKid on Flickr.
Over a very short period of time, Drunken Sailor records has become one of those labels I really trust. They started off gaining a ton on goodwill with me by releasing 3 LPs worth of Exit Condition songs and they continue earn my favor putting out 7"s like this.
Toys That Kill is a band I became enamored with, courtesy of their fantastic Fambly 42 album last year. Their song on this split carries on that same tradition of warm lived in guitars and melodic, but extremely unique vocals. A truly great song.
Futures Virgins is a band I'm less familiar with, but if the 2 songs here are any indication of what they are capable of, I think it's time to hunt down their full length as soon as possible. They're a pop punk band by trade, but they lean more towards the gruffer side than the Ramonesy way of going about things. "Passing Curses" is a full force rocker, while their 2nd entry "Counting Sheep (Show Me)" slows things down and has something of a late 50s early 60s pop vibe going for it.
3 great songs, 1 great label, 1 great 7". And I definitely need to check out more Future Virgins records.
Future Virgins / Toys That Kill - Split 7"