Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Caiiro Foster - Self Titled EP
Continuing with my Toronto fascination, I present to you, my fair readers, this slab of fuzzy, grungy Post-Punk from the brilliant men of Caiiro Foster. These songs are all over the map, style-wise, pulling from all sorts of influences. I hear everything from Sonic Youth to Nirvana to the Virgin Prunes to City of Caterpillar. The spoken/shouted/screamed vocals sound like the rantings of a lunatic on the verge of complete mental collapse. I certainly wouldn't call this Hardcore, though, it is about as Punk as it gets. I am absolutely in LOVE with the song 'Wahmbulance'. It is the fastest song out of the three, and in being so, the most closely related to what one might envision a Hardcore Punk song to sound like. There is something about the pacing and thrust of that tune that just gives my goosebumps goosebumps. I think it might be the ramshackle nature of the chorus. Totally off-key and tons of not-giving-a-fuck. I could listen to that song about a million times without getting sick of it. All told, I think this EP would appeal to fans of stuff like The Replacements, Drive Like Jehu, The Fall, Killing Joke, Sisters Of Mercy, Haram, Across Tundras and Television. Well done!!