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Zombie Zombie / Like Tigers

Split 7"


Genres: hardcore, dance punk, lo-fi

PO Box 304
Birmingham, MI

Oct 4 - 10 2004

The Boyarm label brings us an energetic batch of songs on clear pink vinyl.  There are two different bands responsible for these sounds, with Like Tigers of Detroit bringing the dance-punk and Zombie Zombie from Denver working with casio-heavy hardcore.

Side A is home to Zombie Zombie, and it's bound to please fans of youthful, sweaty-t-shirt noise punk.  Rough, scratchy vocals are combined with aggressive drums and guitar, and some stylishly corny keyboard doodling is added for good measure.  The songs sound lo-fi, barely rehearsed, and positively lovely as a result.

Side B, courtesy de Like Tigers, brings on the house party dance punk.  Simple, almost primitive female vocals are shouted along to a basic groove (constructed for that type of jerky dancing we've all come to love); meanwhile, casio tones keep things cheerfully light-hearted.

Boyarm have unearthed some good stuff with this record.  Dance each night as if you'll be paralyzed the next. 


NOTE: This release comes with a CDR version.

Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2004]