Thursday, February 9, 2012

Heroin

Truth be told, I'm not that well versed in the screamo/emotive hardcore genre. I'm not against it, there are just other albums I would buy before a La Dispute record for example. That being said, this 7" was sitting in my local shop for a while, and I was able to get it for like 2 bucks, so I figured why not. Apparently this is a pretty highly regarded band in the screamo genre. Heroin - "s/t"/"Paper Bag EP", black vinyl, 45 RPM.
4 tracks on here. Pretty fast, punky stuff with some d-beat momentum. I honestly don't remember much about the music, cause I've only listened to it once. Don't really know who else I can compare it too. Orchid, maybe.
Pretty nifty DIY packaging with all sorts of stamps, screen printing and stickers on it. Now the reason this thing is sometimes called the "Paper Bag EP" is because the sleeve is actually made out of a brown paper grocery bag. I've never seen that before! I can only imagine how long it must have taken to construct all these sleeves.
Some of a store logo inside the sleeve.
Not the best, but it's cool. I currently have my eyes on a really awesome Orchid split, which I may be getting soon.



~VII

1 comment:

  1. Thats their second 7", I believe, which came out in 1992. They sprung up from San Diego around 1989 (broke up in 93) and were one of the first bands to be posthumously considered screamo.

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