1st press: 1000 Black
Black Rainbow - Self Titled 7" $5.00
Self Titled 7"
2. Pin Pricks
3. For Your Entertainment
Maximum Rock n Roll #306
First thing that comes to mind is a more out-of-control THE WIPERS. The melodies get a little too triumphant for me at times, but there's enough desperation to counter it. This is the sound of skateboarding in a parking lot. It's like a story of all aspects of a community-the geography, the history and the secrets-with no predictions of the future of it, just knowing that the future exists and how to move forward and prepare for it. The pace is unrelenting, and I wanna thrash in my bedroom or headband and push towards the front row and just have that moment of catharsis and feel OK. Did I mention this comes with a gigantor booklet of awesome San Francisco histories and things? (MM)
I have a feeling that I'll follow Ivy Jean's voice into any song. It is truly one of the greatest contemporary set of lungs around today. She sounds like she's singing from her entire body; not only her throat. It's just a wicked force. Couple that to a more rock'n'roll feel to Allergic To Bullshit (a band Ivy was previously (still?) in) where the songs seem to fall around you all at once, cleansing like an unexpected shower on a sunny day; Black Rainbow is melodic, driving, gutsy stuff in the East Bay punk vein. Comes with a full-on zine. Another best case scenario for DIY punk. Great. (Todd Taylor)