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Various: Dangerous Intersections III [7 inch]Dangerous Intersections III [7 inch] (2009)
Traffic Street

Reviewer Rating: 3


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This third installment of Traffic Street's Dangerous Intersections 4-way split series features some okay tracks and some way better ones. The Closet Fairies start things with one of the better tracks on the 7". It's actually a cover of the Diamond Thongs' "SKUMPUNK," and it's a real solid and cau.
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This third installment of Traffic Street's Dangerous Intersections 4-way split series features some okay tracks and some way better ones.

The Closet Fairies start things with one of the better tracks on the 7". It's actually a cover of the Diamond Thongs' "SKUMPUNK," and it's a real solid and caustic, punky hardcore-ish cut. I'm pretty sure this isn't what the band normally sound like, but if they went with this style more often, I'd be a fan.

Apocaplyse Meow follow with a pretty basic west coast-styled pop-punk number in "Babies Got It Made"; with lines like "I just wanna laugh and scream. I want drool on my chin and food on my face.," you might resonate with the band's nostalgic yearning, or just maybe dismiss it as silly pap. The song's musically okay -- not anything too special.

The Dopamines kick off Side 2 with what's easily my favorite song on the record. I've never heard these guys prior, but "My Future's So Bright, I Have to Wear Night Vision Goggles" is just simply an excellent pop-punk song. Particularly, it's probably the vocals, which are smooth and punchy and somewhat refreshing considering the pop-punk rehashing of recent years. Some might draw a Copyrights comparison, but I think it sounds more like Green Day's "Going to Pasalacqua" with modern production and a hardcore energy.

Todd Congelliere closes it with a three-year-old song called "Channel 11." It's super hard to describe -- maybe anarcho-sounding but cheeky folk-punk with a bizarro indie pop demeanor? I'm not too huge on it. Sarcastically or otherwise it says "Emotronic" in his MySpace genres; I suppose that's accurate.

Expect reviews of IV and V forthcoming.

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Apocalypse Meow - Babies Got It Made

 


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Lmnndtlgrph (November 17, 2009)

todd congelliere is todd from toys that kill. between the above description and that little fact, that should give you a pretty good idea of what his song on this record sounds like.

mattramone (November 13, 2009)

Traffic Street is sturning out pretty rad, and IV just might be the best one so far.

preston (November 13, 2009)

I really dig the latest installment of this series, particularly because it introduced me to the Legendary San Diego Chargers. I hope those guys come out with a real-deal full-length soon. Also, the AJJ reggae Billy Joel cover is pretty amusing.

Traffic Street is turning out to be a great label. I should pick up all of these.

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