Chewing on Tinfoil - Shaving (Cover Artwork)
Staff Review

Chewing on Tinfoil

Chewing on Tinfoil: Shaving

Shaving (2010)

self-released


3
Chewing on Tinfoil follows up their solid 2009 full-length, Get Rich or Try Dyin', with this EP, Shaving. Not only is it a solid continuation of the band's sprightly ska-punk, but they've actually added horns to their ensemble to give it that fuller impression. The new digs are evident in opener ...

Chewing on Tinfoil follows up their solid 2009 full-length, Get Rich or Try Dyin', with this EP, Shaving. Not only is it a solid continuation of the band's sprightly ska-punk, but they've actually added horns to their ensemble to give it that fuller impression.

The new digs are evident in opener "The White-Washed Blues", a number that's sprawling without being carnivalistic or over the top. The two-minute "Uprooted and Booted" plays off those Streetlight Manifesto/early Catch 22 comparisons while maintaining a restraint and nimble pacing that's always been part of the band's core strengths. While the steady upstroke beat of the middle few tracks feels a little stagnant by the time "I Was Here, But I Disappear" rolls through, it's a nice vibe. The energetic, scrappy closing title track builds a heartwarming metaphor out of familial relations.

This is another solid entry from Chewing on Tinfoil as they tinker with their sound a bit. Definitely a reasonable recommendation for ska-punk fans.

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Shaving EP