Monday, September 5, 2011

Pink Reason-Borrowed Time 7" (2008)

If you're familiar with this blog, Pink Reason needs no introduction. Kevin Debroux's output over the last ten years or so has stood the test of time, and remains of consistently high quality. People bitch about how it took him so long to follow up Cleaning the Mirror, but given the toxic sludge of shitty indie releases clogging the internet and record bins, is it really grounds for complaint, especially when the follow up was as good as Shit in the Garden was?*

This 7" blazes past in 3:25. "Borrowed Time" is a scorcher: a blown out, amped up guitar riff and Debroux's signature drawl. "We'd call for help/but we ain't got a dime..." Amen, brother. "Scared Shitless" lacks the first track's drive. Shambling along, guided by a washed out drum beat, "Shitless" is a bit closer to Debroux's previous tunes, as he intones the mournful chorus-"paranoia, my only friend." But overall, this, along with "Desperate Living," is a lot faster and noisier than previous and subsequent PR.

Rock the fuck out. This is, of course, long out of print. If you haven't purchased the Shit in the Garden LP, though, BUY IT!-contact the band here.

*Despite the shite title.
 *EDIT, 9.15.12: I reup'd the file. Download Borrowed Time HERE. *

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