Drug Party (2017)
I am almost through the pile of tapes I've had building up over here. I'm sure now that I say that, I'll end up with another batch in the mail, but I feel accomplished that I'm nearly finished with the current backlog.
The Drains are a band that I'm not familiar with and from the songs on this tape, I don't think I'm likely to become more familiar with them anytime soon. That's not to say it's awful or unlistenable, but it's not very interesting to me. The Drains are playing the sort of tried and true scuzzy garage punk that countless Hozac inspired bands have been trafficking over the years.
They don't do it any worse or better than the other bands that sound like this that I don't particularly like. It's just not poppy or catchy enough for me. I like my share of garage-y bands, they have to have at least a bit of pop punk influence in order for me to pay attention. The Drains don't have that and as a result, my interest wains after a few songs.
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