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A.N.S. / Seasick - Billy in a Bearsuit [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

A.N.S. / Seasick

A.N.S. / Seasick: Billy in a Bearsuit [7 inch]Billy in a Bearsuit [7 inch] (2008)
BrainDrain / Headcount

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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A.N.S. and Seasick are certainly no strangers to the split format, and each contribute three new tracks to Billy in a Bearsuit, whose layout and musical content is a seeming dedication to the 1980s hardcore scene that preceded it twenty years past. Denton, TX's A.N.S.'s three contributions come o.


A.N.S. and Seasick are certainly no strangers to the split format, and each contribute three new tracks to Billy in a Bearsuit, whose layout and musical content is a seeming dedication to the 1980s hardcore scene that preceded it twenty years past.

Denton, TX's A.N.S.'s three contributions come off like a mish-mash of Bad Brains and more skate hardcore-oriented `80s bands, but with the occasional thrashy moment ("Circle the Drain"). Pretty decent stuff.

Jersey's Seasick are up next. While the recording is pure garage fury and the songs themselves are the most raw and unbridled Seasick have sounded in years, notably with the super Infest-esque "Veritistic Value," there's a rugged and endearing flair to them. "Setting the Straw Man Ablaze" turns the band's criticisms fully inward of their own scene and prove the band is as outspoken as ever ("complain and cry how the scene is P.C. / and criticize those who condemn hateful speech"), while "Intro(spection)" declares "I can't fucking understand why I place my faith in those who'd rather die than think or contemplate about questions that might challenge their deepest held convictions or obstruct them from buying records and watching television." Despite the hypocrisy of these words coming from the liner notes of a 7" vinyl, it's certainly a rather challenging and confrontational opinion towards a healthy portion of hardcore enthusiasts.

Printed on white vinyl and accompanied by a coupon for a free digital download, Billy in a Bearsuit ain't a bad deal for followers of either band.

STREAM
A.N.S. - What Would Bomer Do?
A.N.S. - Paging Dr. Shiba
Seasick - Setting the Straw Man Ablaze

 


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SlowStupidHungry (February 9, 2008)

ANS suck.

NotPatriotic (February 8, 2008)

A.N.S. puts on a good show. Fun live atmosphere.

dontpanic29 (February 8, 2008)

The ANS dudes are in Bleach Boys and Stymie I think, they're a little younger than the dudes in those other bands. But they are a fucking rad band and super cool guys.

Also their LP has some killer jams on it

The Heinous 7" by ANS is fucking awesome.

JaredK (February 8, 2008)

Does A.N.S contain some members of that incestual bunch of bands...The Reds/High tension Wires/Gamblers/Marked Men/Potential Johns? If so, I'm on board.

Anyone know how big Denton is? Two times I have been wearing a Gamblers shirt that says Denton Texas Punk Rock and met someone from Denton (I live in Boston) who flipped shit that my shirt referenced Denton...

skankin_in_the_pit (February 8, 2008)

I have A.N.S' early discography cd, and it's some pretty good early 80s skatecore, but I've heard their last few releases are a lot better. I've definitely gotta check this out.

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