Drug Party / Wiener (2018)
I'm still doing my best to work through the pile of tapes that I have sitting here to review. Even though I've come across a few gems lately, it's still unnecessarily daunting to have to go through these. It sort of feels like work, which I think is partially because I never really buy tapes for myself. They are inevitably something that I was sent for review. Since I buy so many records, when someone sends me something on vinyl review, I just add it to the pile of fun that I'm already working through. It's just a totally different vibe.
Anyway, back to Slinky X. At first I couldn't tell if that was the name of the band or the album, but I'm pretty sure it's the band. The six songs on this tape are totally fine. Crunchy guitars, poppy song structures and decent enough vocal harmonies. But that's really all it is, decent. Nothing is ever catchy enough to sink in as a real earworm. Most songs have a guitar solo that goes on forever, but is never flashy enough to make you sit up and take notice.
Everything about these tape is pretty much background music. If you went to a bar and this was playing on the jukebox (or whatever the 2019 equivalent of how music gets played in bars these days is), I don't think you'd even notice it was there. It's pleasant enough to not be annoying, but not interesting enough to be, well, interesting.
Slinky X - Darn: