SCREAMING BRAIN / UP YOUR BUCKET - Split 7"
Up Your Bucket are the new band from Big Daddy, drummer in one of my all-time favorite bands, KILSLUG! The two tracks on offer here are along similar druggy dirge punk lines but with a less lethargic delivery, almost reminiscent of Electric Wizard's new driving, schlocky garage riffs. Some of the best stuff I've heard in ages, cannot wait to hear a full album by these guys!
Screaming Brain are from Macedonia and play a very off-kilter type of punk. It's definitely been informed by later Black Flag and maybe some of the other oddball SST bands of the mid 80s but they have at their base a melodic euro-punk core with a couple o great singalong choruses.
A cracking split release and another belter on the "things to accomplish before you die" list crossed off by having cartoon genius Mike Diana do the artwork.