Our friends at Resurrection Records released this split 7″ featuring LA CORDE and CAT PARTY just before the new year. After listening it makes plenty of sense that these two California bands would be paired together.
The name of the game here is generally punk rock, but it’s the way each of these two bands go about their sound that makes them vary. La Corde serve up fast and caffeinated punk rock with a sharp jangly guitar, making for a heavy blast of power-punk that hits like a ton of bricks. This is proven best in “Atomic Lawn,” while on the other hand Cat Party sound fairly less inviting than their name suggests. Not saying these guys don’t take their music seriously, but these offerings from Cat Party sound much more dire and troubling than the La Corde material. There’s a dark and possessed undertone that slowly creeps along in a song like “Black and Red,” not to mention the excellent guitar work that makes up both of their tracks.
Flipping to the B-side, “Reflection or Illusion” sees Cat Party speeding up their sound, while “Signals” shows off even more invigorating guitars and keeps that dark complexion right in the spotlight until the final note. That being said, these songs all somehow fall into a similar realm while still remaining different from each other. Let’s hope this isn’t all we hear from these California punks.
PS – Hear the entire 7″ right here!
La Corde – Atomic Lawn –
Cat Party – Reflection or Illusion –
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Genre/ Tags: Punk, Post-Punk, Alternative
Rik L Rik Split 7″: Tracklist:
1.) La Corde – Atomic Lawn
2.) Cat Party – Black and Red
3.) Cat Party – Reflection or Illusion
4.) La Corde – Signals