Wednesday, January 30, 2013
8 Bark Forever!!!
Often overlooked, 8 Bark were one of the forerunners of that tightly wound, early 90's Post-Hardcore barrage. As much influenced by Fugazi as they were the Minutemen and Gang Of Four. Their songs were very bass-heavy and twitchy, sometimes spilling over into the funky and dancy territories that some "New Wave" bands were exploring throughout the 80's. Some of their happier moments even remind me of a band like Squeeze or something... I don't really have much more to say about this Chicago powerhouse. All of their stuff is up for free download on their Bandcamp page. Give them a listen and maybe let me know what you think.