A horrible hack

Sinaloa - Catena Collapse


Year Released: 2006
Format: 7"
Label: Narshardaa
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Nov 5, 2006
One song each on this transatlantic split. Sinaloa play Drawing in Dirt, which was recorded at the same time as their excellent Footprints on Floorboards album and is as awesome as you’d expect – inventive, jangly emo along the lines of Bob Tilton, Native Nod and the Van Pelt. They tackle the topic of Christianity in their typically untypical manner, dispensing with bashing it outright and instead dissecting the way it has been allowed to infiltrate American politics and used as a bastardised badge of legitimacy for all manner of selfish ends. Catena Collapse start their side off slowly with a meandering bassline and spoken vocals that are joined by a morose series of yells, a downbeat and desperate number that you might figure for all but beaten before it drags itself up off the ground and flutters into life with a last-minute burst of chaotic energy somewhere between Current and Twelve Hour Turn. Great stuff from two great bands, but I don’t really need to tell you that since you’ve already gone and grabbed a copy for yourselves, right?

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