This is the perfect demo for people who don't tend to like newer punk bands. Portland's VIVID SEKT are stuck so brilliantly in 1980s UK punk, and they execute their obvious influences flawlessly. Yes, it might be weird to see a dude from the Pacific Northwest snarling with an English accent, but if you could only see just how punk he is then you would excuse the accent, like I did, and just marvel at the quality of this tape. The bass is the focus, melodic lines straight out of the Bluurg or Spiderleg catalogue that drive the awkward and almost hesitant guitar. Portland Punk City fucking cranks out the quality, and VIVID SEKT are living it.
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