Synthetic ID ‎– White Walls

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Cut The Cord That... Records ‎– CTCT 008, Satellite Visions ‎– SAT-001
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Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
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Tracklist

A1 White Walls
A2 Between The Lines
B Throwaway

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Issued with an insert.

Satellite Visions catalog number derived from matrix.

Manufacturing company and pressing plant uncredited, identified by run-out etchings.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): PIRATES PRESS - SAT-001 A 96896H1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): PIRATES PRESS - SAT-001 B 96896H2/A

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mUsicjUnkiE78

mUsicjUnkiE78

August 13, 2012

These three songs have restored my faith in modern punk rock. I had essentially "given up" on most new punk rock a few years ago, but this EP got me pulling out some of my old stuff...
Nic Lang chants old-school "oi" style over a driving beat and grinding bass line on White Walls. Between The Lines has a definite post-punk vibe with the same chanting from Nic on the chorus. Every time I play these three songs though, if I am able to keep it turned down at all Throwaway is where I loose all control and either cause hearing damage to myself (with earphones) or scare the neighbors (via home stereo).
This may be one of punk rock's all time greatest songs. Yeah that's right, I did just say that. The energy in this song is undeniable. It starts off with a sludgy riff but quickly breaks into a fast paced almost bouncy rhythm with Jake Dudley throwing out some really cool arpeggios and bends on the guitar. Nic amps up the chanting to an impassioned shout on the chorus ("Throwawaaaaay") and there's a breakdown with just Will Litton's drums and Paul Lucich's bass. Then the guitar comes in with a neat little solo that builds up until it explodes into the chorus again ("Throwawaaaaaay") at which point I am powerless over the energy of this music and must turn whatever device I am using up as loud as it will go without breaking.
Energy is the key word here and the one thing i cannot convey in a review, you have to hear it! I firmly believe that a good front man can make or break any punk band (or any band for that matter) and Nic Lang definitely has what it takes. But still, that would be nothing without chemistry and these guys demonstrate a level of chemistry far beyond a band just on their first EP, I really hope they can maintain it throughout a full length (which is rumored to be in the plans with 1234 Go! records).
Go get yourself a copy of this quick, there are only 500 floating around the planet right now!