Gypsy "s/t" 7"Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 @ 7:41am » permalink
Gypsy features members of killer hardcore bands like Bad Seed, Blacklisted, and Cold World heading in an entirely different direction, accurately said to be "in the vein of Jawbreaker, Seaweed, Dinosaur Jr., and Knapsack" – all bands that I'm a fan of, but I was still a little concerned as to how Gypsy's take on said approach would turn out. Well, their debut release is a two-song 7" single (from Six Feet Under Records), and I'm pleased to report that the results are quite fuckin' good, and I definitely wish there were more than two songs here. I don't really hear the energy of Seaweed in these tunes at all, but they seem to be going for a "24 Hour Revenge Therapy" type of guitar tone with some of that ringing distance in place, which certainly brings in a significant Jawbreaker influence to "Relatively Distant", and there are definitely some Dinosaur Jr.-esque leads in "Skeleton Parade", while the slower-paced style of catchiness that the songwriting possesses does remind me a bit of Knapsack (not that the label's comparisons are supposed to be too literal, but hey, they do make sense, so I ran with it). I'm way into this. Hell, dare I say, I think I'd be more interested in hearing some new material from Gypsy before anything from these guys' hardcore bands! What can I say?