Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Muuy Biien - This Is What Your Mind Imagines
Label: Self Released
Hardcore should, by it's nature, be a bit wild, a bit unhinged, a bit noisy, and close to careening out of control at any time, right? Otherwise, what's the point, you know? Otherwise, you might as well start playing Eagles covers and wearing suede fringe. That's how I see it anyway.
Muuy Biien do their hardcore the right way: loose and fancy free. When they do hardcore, that is. Yes, they sprinkle in the odd "ambient" track in order to accentuate the jarring blitz of their day jobs (punkers, one assumes), and they avoid boring you with 30 minutes of straight 4/4 screaming, there's some trashy punk in the mix, but the lion share of the material is straight out of Los Angeles County circa 1980 (even though this originates from Athens-Clarke County, GA circa right now). And that's high praise.