Holiday or not - Noise Punk Mondays returns with a vengeance. Maybe it's sunny outside, and maybe you have the day off from your shitty job (to my foreign friends: today is an American holiday meant to honor the workers, even though the "holiday" was actually manufactured to divert our narrow and short sighted American minds away from Mayday, the internationally and traditionally recognized day to support labor), and maybe you are outside with a grill cooking delicious food and getting hammered because that's what Americans tend to do on this day...unless you are unfortunate enough to work in a service job, in which case you are likely working today. Isn't it ironic that the people in most need of a fukkn day off are the ones that have to work on the day that is supposed to support and honor people who deserve a day off? Man, our shit is fukked up. Anyway, holiday or not, my calendar still reads Monday, and that means fukkn Noise Punk Attack - today in the form of THE HELPLESS. These dudes sprouted from the ashes of DEAD NOISE and feature a member of KRUEL, but mostly they just fukkn destroy. You name yourself after KURO, and you have just made yourself some big fukkn shoes, and THE HELPLESS fill them with style. A meaty bass and drum make for a perfect backdrop for noise guitars and destroyed vocals (which is why we really listen to this shit anyway, right?). THE HELPLESS are everything you hope for in the world of internet driven, distortion laced noise//punk. Cheers to Jon for sending this tape my way...they were great when I saw them with CROW in the spring, but these recorded tunes offer just a touch more clarity and this demo is fast becoming a favorite at TEHQ. There was mention of a Bay Area show in the fall, I hope that wasn't just talk.