You may remember that the Breeders Head To Toe EP? The one where they covered both Guided By Voices and Sebadoh? You probably don’t remember because it was released as a 10-inch. The 10-inch record is like the bastard step child of the 12-inch long player. It just doesn’t seem to get any respect, and often get’s buried in between its larger cousins. Nothing says we don’t care what you think like releasing one.
Glasgow’s Tuff Love have released two of them so far, so I get the feeling they like toiling in obscurity. The Junk 10-inch came out last year and quickly sold out and the Dross 10-inch is sure to follow suite. Its sharp riffs that quickly turn into buzzing choruses evoke the 90’s and bands like the Breeders, Elastica and Madder Rose.
Julie Eisenstein (guitar, vocals) and Suse Bear (bass, vocals) share vocals, effortlessly harmonizing so it seems like one voice. On Slammer the refrain of “I’ve got rage” seems like it should be sung with more emotion, but their nonchalant delivery over the top of buzzing guitar seems to evoke just the right emotion. Now for a record slightly larger in diameter.
The Dross EP is out now on Lost Map Records.