Weights & Measures

Weights & Measures

Weights & Measures

Weights & Measures

Matlock Records

Five short tracks, all with really cool names and all full of a sort of studied dissonance that says “Well, I COULD play notes that sound good together, but that would be so bourgeois.” Sadly true, and while I’d love to love songs with titles “My God can beat up your God” and “The Weekend is for Making Babies,” I find the experience of actually listening to them rather painful. There was a time when the more annoying a song was, the more I liked it, but then I moved out and got a job and my standards drifted a bit higher. There’s a guitar, bass and drums, but no hint of a singer. Liner notes are minimal, but they mention “audio captured to tape in …2001…” but no indication they ever release the poor thing. I give big points the graphic design by Molly Kalkstein — the simple cardboard cover is populated with old-fashioned women’s underwear ads and the admonition “Don’t be skinny.” Strip out the music and put in a different band and you might have something.

Matlock Records: www.matlockrecords.com

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Recently on Ink 19...

  • Sarah Adina Smith
    Sarah Adina Smith

    One of the biggest surprises of this year’s AFI Fest came with Buster’s Mal Heart, the impressive second feature by director Sarah Adina Smith that stars Rami Malek, Kate Lyn Sheil, and DJ Qualls. Generoso Fierro spoke at length with Smith about the film, its Y2K era setting, and the race and class discussions contained within.

  • Exits & Entrances: A Celebration of Shakespeare
    Exits & Entrances: A Celebration of Shakespeare

    Exits & Entrances: A Celebration of Shakespeare (EMR Dench Classics). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Drakulas
    Drakulas

    Raw Wave (Dirtnap). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Love Is A Drag
    Love Is A Drag

    The reissue of Love Is A Drag has James Mann recalling his father.

  • Juho Kuosmanen and J.P. Passi
    Juho Kuosmanen and J.P. Passi

    Lily and Generoso Fierro were fortunate enough to speak with director Juho Kuosmanen and cinematographer J.P. Passi after the debut of their sweet and poignant new film, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, the true story of the famed Finnish boxer and his shot at becoming the 1962 World Featherweight Boxing Champion.

  • Honeyblood
    Honeyblood

    Honeyblood rocked with a great sound, close to perfect if it weren’t for the crappy sound mixing from Baby’s All Right.

  • AFI Fest 2016
    AFI Fest 2016

    From November 10th to the 17th, the American Film Institute Festival celebrated its thirtieth year of connecting audiences with world-renowned directors and actors by presenting new works and classic films. Lily and Generoso Fierro take you through the many special events, conversations, and most importantly, the reviews of twenty new feature films that premiered at this year’s festival in Hollywood.

  • Matthew Mayfield
    Matthew Mayfield

    Recoil (Sweet Exchange Records) Review by Andrew Ellis.

  • Yellowcard
    Yellowcard

    Yellowcard bid farewell to 20 years worth of fans in Orlando, and Jen Cray was there to capture it all.

  • Dee Snider
    Dee Snider

    We Are the Ones (Red River Records) Review by Christopher Long

From the Archives