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Hounds and Harlots

Hounds and Harlots: Are You with Us?Are You with Us? (2010)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Hounds and Harlots' three-song demo of sorts, Are You with Us?, begs a prety basic question through a simple but effective, street punk/Oi!-tinged sound. It would be easy to draw a sloppier Street Dogs comparison, but these songs don't feel as brute. Maybe there's a poppier Swingin' Utters feel h.


Hounds and Harlots' three-song demo of sorts, Are You with Us?, begs a prety basic question through a simple but effective, street punk/Oi!-tinged sound.

It would be easy to draw a sloppier Street Dogs comparison, but these songs don't feel as brute. Maybe there's a poppier Swingin' Utters feel here, with the looseness of "Wasted" acting as a scrappy manifesto. The San Francisco act ramp up the energy for closer "Lot to Learn", and there's some guitar tones in this one a little more reminiscent of their hometown predecessors Jawbreaker, even if the band isn't necessarily in the same subgenre.

I'd like to hear some expansion on the style and overall tightening up in the performance, but overall it's not a bad demo laid to tape.

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inagreendase (January 19, 2011)

largemarge: It's really just guitar tone in that one song. I could totally understand most people finding this boring. I just thought what they did was decent and managed to keep my attention for 10 minutes.

Mustacheman (January 18, 2011)

Saw them last month with D.I. they stole the show. Looking forward to more from this band.

largemarge (January 18, 2011)

not really digging this. saw them live, really boring, no real energy & over all just simple music played really bad. can you point me to where you hear the jawbreaker.....i'm just not seein it.

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