The Boom/The Sorts
This split 7″ between two modern jazzed-up groove bands is a bit incestuous, and it’s all the better for it: The Sorts’ Joshua LaRue (ex-Rain Like the Sound of Trains) plays guitar and synthesizer on his band’s side and trombone on the Boom’s; the Boom’s Fred Erskine (June of ’44/ ex-Hoover and Crownhate Ruin) plays guitar on his band’s side and trumpet on the Sorts’; and the Boom’s Carlo Cennamo plays alto sax on both bands’ respective sides. A bit confusing? — not really. A bit refreshing? — really.
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