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The Fugue

"Four Corner Races" 7"

Recommended If You Like Records

Genres: hardcore, indie rock

Aug 1 - 7 2005

Shitttttttt yes.  The Four Corner Races 7" could be one of the best records I own, and that's among pretty impressive company.  These guys play no-prisoners-taken hardcore rock, like if you took Rocket From the Crypt, distilled all the loud, climactic parts, and then turned it up a hundred or so decibels.  At times they sound like they could be on Dischord, but there's something more full and deep (and even suffocating) about their music.  Side A's title-track is the better of the two; it has a trademark intensity, but doesn't let that come in the way of melody.  No sir, this is vicious but infectious - not as catchy as "Come on Eileen," perhaps, but still strong enough to keep you coming back.  Now where's the album? 


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 2 tracks, clear orange vinyl, distributed by the label, released 2004]