DetailsA small "re-issue" by Stupid Bag and Bitter Like the Bean. These are the long lost copies of the original press so when these are gone they are really gone. Hand screened covers. Ruling pop-punk from GA. (CD on Plan-It-X)
Razorcake sez: "As opposed to playing in an arena and hiding behind your pyrotechnics, I think it’s a lot harder to play shows in people’s living rooms or basements. It takes something out of the ordinary to be able to play just a few inches away from the audience, and it takes even more than that to make an avowed head-bobber like myself actually want to dance. Carrie Nations have that in spades. What do they sound like? Take a glob of sorta weird, sorta poppy indie rock, like a really good Guided by Voices song, and imagine that as your peanut butter. Smoosh it between two slices of gritty, dirty, sweat-and-beer-soaked DIY punk rock (let’s say the Jack Palance Band on one side and the Grabass Charlestons on the other). Grease the whole affair with a knack for subtle yet deep-sinking hooks (like Archers of Loaf), throw it on the stove (which I guess represents the record player in this strained metaphor), and you’ve got yourself a fine, fine sandwich (or record, whatever). It’s fun, it’s enjoyable, and it makes the world a little bit more tolerable. I’m hoping that the next time I see this band play, they’ll make it through more than five songs before the cops show up. –Josh"