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Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk: The Food ChainThe Food Chain (2010)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Chalk Talk do a jangly, somewhat spazzy '90s emo/indie sound that puts them in good company with peers like Snowing and Glocca Morra, but there's something about the band's The Food Chain EP that makes them stand out a bit on their own. The Food Chain is certainly raw in some respects, from the p.


Chalk Talk do a jangly, somewhat spazzy '90s emo/indie sound that puts them in good company with peers like Snowing and Glocca Morra, but there's something about the band's The Food Chain EP that makes them stand out a bit on their own.

The Food Chain is certainly raw in some respects, from the production tone to the fussy drums. But there's a ton of promise here. They do a swell contrast with restraint in their overall delivery and loose-sounding, throaty "whoa-oh"s and gang vocals; dainty guitar riffs dangle about, too.

Moments in the opening title track resemble Robbers, while "Laundry" gets by with pleading vocal yelps and fuzzy guitars, but with a rhythm that keeps it flowing steadily. There's a feeling of spontaneity infecting the enlivened "Two Balls and a Paddle," and quirky hooks loading up "Pinecone."

This EP is scrappy as hell but has a deliberation about it that makes it an interesting practice in juxtaposition. Definitely a worthwhile time.

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Food Chain
Marco Polo
Laundry
Two Balls and a Paddle

 

 
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chumbawumba (January 18, 2012)

these guys are great people. the scene that ostracized them is worthless

mikexdude (December 13, 2010)

Looks like there's drama in the punk scene!

insidejoke2 (December 12, 2010)

worst people. makes what they sound like irrelevant.

pooppoop (December 12, 2010)

easily the most arrogant band i've ever seen. prefaced a song with 'this is about statutory rape' and continued to talk about how 'two balls and a paddle' is about 'getting lucky with older women,' hence 'two balls and a paddle... on the first date.'

inagreendase (December 11, 2010)

Elaboration...?

CCSummers (December 10, 2010)

I concur. From my limited interaction these guys are assholes. Other bands do this better.

pooppoop (December 10, 2010)

seriously the biggest pieces of sexists shits. this band isn't worth your time.

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