Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Your Pest Band / Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band - Split 7" - MaroonVinyl

Snuffy Smiles (2013)

Sure this 7" is available domestically from ADD records, but it has different artwork and won't allow me to keep my Snuffy Smiles 7" collection complete. So of course I imported the Japanese version (though I actually imported it from the UK). It's the best label in the world and I will always buy everything they release. Interesting is that I believe this is only the 3rd record on Snuffy Smile that's come out on colored vinyl.

So as far as the 2 bands go, Your Pest Band is one of my favorite current Japanese band and they hit with "I Know Why," a bouncy upbeat entry into their catalog that has a late 70's American rock vibe to it, but filtered through YPB's incredible Japanese punk viewpoint. Their 2nd contribution, "We Just Want It," was also was on their recent 10" In My Doom. It was one of the highlights of that release as well.

Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band is a band I'm not totally able to wrap my head around. Nato's 1st band, Modern Machines, put out records that I just loved. After that he was in The Used Kids, whoI also like, but not as much as Modern Machines. At this point he's just gone into full bore Bruce Springsteen worship and it's just not doing anything for me. I guess I just need things punked up a bit more.

Your Pest Band / Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band - Split 7" :

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