Five tracks of furious hardcore punk on the debut EP from Richmond's HAIRCUT. Originally formed in nearby Charlottesville, VA (and opening countless shows at the legendary Magnolia House), Haircut released a strong demo at the end of 2016 before landing just down I-64 in Richmond. The speed and precision displayed across "Shutting Down" is rarely captured so well on a band's first record, but the execution on these five tracks (all of which burn through in 60-90 seconds) is hard to match. Just as essential to this release are Juliana's tireless, outspoken lyrics (both in English + Spanish) and vocal delivery which echoes from a very candid perspective often missing in contemporary punk and hardcore. A standout EP devoid of any gimmickry or trend-worship. Simply pure, classic hardcore punk. Housed in a glue pocket sleeve featuring artwork from Shiva Addanki plus lyric insert. 400 Black / 100 Clear Yellow vinyl for mailorder.
released December 22, 2017
Recorded and mixed by Ricky Olson at The Ward.
Mastered by John Angelo.
Artwork by Shiva Addanki.
This sounds like it could have been released in any of the last 5-6 decades. Solid, tight songs that warm the soul. I’m picking up on a wide diversity of sounds, from The Pixies to Blondie. Really glad to have stumbled across these guys! Mister Anthrope
some of the best music from probably my favorite hardcore band of all time. they screamed what we as a people feel on a fundamental level--that sense of rage at a world so geared to enact preventable mass suffering on us, at all yuppie gays that left us behind and all the cishets that tell us to play nice. i miss them every single day. fxye