02 March 2010


THE  MAINE COONS sit at the other end of the noise punk spectrum, gazing dreamily at bands like yesterday's PERDITION.  Take that same fukked up guitar approach and apply it to catchy garage punk and shove the whole mess into a bag of LSD tabs, and you kinda get the idea.  The vocals sometimes have that same awkward fake accent that made Jay Reatard's voice so infectious, but the music is so hopelessly tortured that any further comparisons would be wasted.  As infectious as it is inane, THE MAINE COONS manage to make songs like "World Of Jizz" and "YDFOC (Young Dumb Full Of Cum)" get stuck in the deepest recesses of my brain, only rearing their heads at the most inopportune moments.  In addition to the (perhaps accidental) musical brilliance contained herein, it's worth noting that the first five songs all use male ejaculatory fluid as exclusive subject matter...yeah it's stupid, but "Cum Quick" is a fuzzed out future classic nonetheless!  11 songs here in just over 15 minutes, and each tape has a handmade cover that appears to be the result of one man, a box of markers and a lot of alcohol.  This one is a bit of a challenge, but I think you will find that the reward is more than just.

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