12 December 2010


This band started just as I left the Bay Area for the land of snow and consumption back in 2002, and I never got to see them live. HIT SELF DESTRUCT draw heavily from the RITES OF SPRING school, but inject a distinct SF character into the end result (think TORCHES TO ROME, NAVIO FORGE). "In Love With Lights" is the winner here, a mesmerizingly monotonous tune that surges forward into the eruption that starts the tape's final tune. Great songs made by great dudes who continue to make great bands: MOTHERCOUNTRY MOTHERFUCKERS - a project with the previously alluded to Kirsch-man who clearly, if unintentionally, had an influence on HIT SELF DESTRUCT, and PINE AWAY - who kinda sound like MARITIME and THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH combining forces to make and angular post punk band. 


Anonymous said...

hey! ya hit 200 sheep! r u gonna retire now?!?

the wizard said...

Never Give Up!!!

thuglifebaldwin said...

that cover picture was on a my lai shirt (which i still happen to have in my posession) JFYI.