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Captain, We're Sinking - It's a Trap! [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

Captain, We're Sinking

Captain, We're Sinking: It's a Trap! [7-inch]It's a Trap! [7-inch] (2010)
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We're late enough on this one that Captain, We're Sinking! is already making strides to be Orgcore favorites by this time next year. The followup to their 2008 full-length, The Animals Are Out, It's a Trap! makes a fine bid for the crown, with buoyant, upbeat, carefully gravelly melodic punk that co.


We're late enough on this one that Captain, We're Sinking! is already making strides to be Orgcore favorites by this time next year. The followup to their 2008 full-length, The Animals Are Out, It's a Trap! makes a fine bid for the crown, with buoyant, upbeat, carefully gravelly melodic punk that continues to cull notes from oft-compared brother band the Menzingers ("Swing Your Kami Sword" sounds a bit like "So It Goes") and As the Eternal Cowboy.

If you let this 7" become a soundtrack to busy work, the band's consistent chug feels a little background-y. But their overall aplomb and charge is undeniable, from the earnest, weepy declaration of the opening title track-which gets fuller and faster quickly-to the dual-vocal camaraderie of closer "Gunner Merring Will Have His Revenge". Their vocals aren't as husky or whiskey-coated as their beardpunk contemporaries, and it gives them something ever so slightly more unique as a result.

It's a Trap! lays down a promising bridge between the band's earlier, more raw material and the growth one guesses they experienced for their recent split with Timeshares and even newer EP, With Joey Riley.

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bakedtoast (February 24, 2011)

Thees songs were written before So it Goes came out. So, So it Goes sounds like Kami Sword.

inagreendase (February 4, 2011)

So if this EP is a 9, but their new stuff "blows this out of the water," that means this band is in the midst of recording the best punk rock album of all-time. Somehow I have my doubts.

thenightman (February 4, 2011)

Yeah I saw them at the fest. Probably my second favorite below Iron Chic.

lowfid3lity (February 4, 2011)

I'm kind of sad that this EP got a 3-star, seemingly dismissive review. I thought it was a really excellent group of songs and I really love this group. Here's hoping they get the attention that they deserve.

Sundowning10 (February 4, 2011)

It's about time this got reviewed, in love this EP, easily 4 stars. "crushed by Miluakee's best" is just perfect song

Wyld_Stallyns_Rule (February 4, 2011)

Love this group. Bought something like sixteen copies of their new 7" on Evil Weevil. No more drunk internet for me.

ThisRespirator (February 4, 2011)

Wasn't this released in 2009? And I can't believe you didn't talk about Crushed By Milwaukees Best"..By far the best song on the EP. This is one of my favorite EPs of all time. Every song on it is great. Did anyone see them at the Fest this year? The best set I saw other than Menzingers or BTMI.

macbethmystery (February 4, 2011)

one of the hottest bands atm!

ashtraymonument (February 4, 2011)

this is the bee's knees

frank460 (February 4, 2011)

Good review. Bummed "Crushed by Milwaukee's Best" wasn't mentioned, best song on this ep for sure.

exitenglish1208 (February 4, 2011)

yeah i agree with scotty...this ep is sick, but new stuff is even better

tck204 (February 4, 2011)

I dig it. Kind of surprised to see it only got a 3star.

scientistrock (February 4, 2011)

I am kind of offended that Admiral Ackbar isn't mentioned once in this who review.

slymer (February 4, 2011)

This record is awesome. I'd love to hear more from these guys.

thesandwiches (February 4, 2011)

this ep is much better than a 3. though their new stuff blows this one out of the water.

fucktheholymess (February 4, 2011)

OMG!!! LOLZ!!! Please come hang out with me Bobby and buy me a gift card beer. Please? You never return my calls.....

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