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Review: Street Eaters- Rusty Eyes and Hydrocarbons by jason
July 15, 2011, 10:32 am
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Street Eaters- Rusty Eyes and Hydrocarbons. Plan-it X Records (LP), Bakery Outlet Records (CD), Self-released (digital), 2011.

When I was doing my background research for my review of Street Eaters- Rusty Eyes and Hydrocarbons(you know, so I don’t come of as a complete idiot), I read that the band was a two-piece, and I thought someone was smoking something. At times, there is a sonic sparseness, such as on “No Time” (one of my favorite tracks) when the instruments fall back and let the vocals do all the work, but at other times, such as on “Nation Builder” and “Livid Lizard,” their sound is lush, as if there were at least two other people in the studio with them.

Part of this think sound has to do with bandmates Megan March and John No, creating an almost Mates of State-esque round, with each of them singing what almost sound like different songs at the same time, such as on “No Time”. This lets them take what could be a deceptively simple song and add depth to it.

The round-style singing is the only thing Mates of State-like about Street Eaters, though. Otherwise, they have a garage-rock thing going on that sounds fresh today, yet wouldn’t sound out of place in the mid ’90s.

Rusty Eyes and Hydrocarbons is available on LP from Plan-it X Records, on CD from Bakery Outlet Records, or digitally from The Band’s Website.



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