A horrible hack

Acid Fast

Rabid Moon

Year Released: 2014
Format: LP
Label: Adagio830 - Protagonist
Reviewed by Sean Haughton on May 24, 2014
acid fast's demo a couple of years ago showed some promise and a couple of really high-quality rippers fighting their way out of a tinny lo-fi recording. here on their first full-length, they take huge strides in both songwriting and recording and whaddayaknow, this band is actually fucking great! while most of the time throwing out superchunk references feels lazy and off the mark, acid fast really nail that sound without it being a wholesale rip (the opening riff of 'triangle park' is more exciting musically than anything on that last superchunk record). the guy who sings has some real worn down eric bachmann-style vocals. i think it's fair to assume you could probably have a conversation with members of this band about the finer points of the merge records discography and earlier seam releases. the two best songs from the demo get full breathing room here and 'old ideas' remains a song i wish i could have written. it's one of those songs where you have to play it about 5 times over before you can move on with the record. worth mentioning that if you were ever into the band big kids there's some personnel crossover.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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