Monday, June 26, 2017

Natural Causes / Sponge Bath - Split 7'' (Acid Etch, 2017)

Natural Causes / Sponge Bath
Split 7''
Acid Etch

Rating: 7 reddish-brown bubbles out of 10

Local synth-punkers Natural Causes drop this seven inch at almost the same time as their excellent self-titled second record.  Why release this non-album song in this format instead of just including it on their full-length where I would likely hear it much more often?  Beats me, musicians gonna musician and their actions often don't make any sense to a non-musical ding dong like me.  Regardless, good track - this might be them at their Magazine-iest.  The b-side is a cover/remix by the group Sponge Bath of one of Natural Causes' songs from that previously mentioned second album.  This version sounds like Ministry or something WaxTrax would have released in the early nineties.  I've been waiting for more people* other than Liars to start really mining this particular genre and era; this style definitely suits Natural Causes' songs. 

*There are probably already a whole shitload of people doing this and I'm just not aware, but I never claimed to be up to date on all the latest shit, man.

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