Dynamiters and Double Bird release split 7"

Dynamiters and Double Bird release split 7"
Photo by Dan Corrigan

Both songs on this split between the Dynamiters and Double Bird may have some exotic elements to their titles, but the music is strictly down-to-earth rock. From the homemade cover art to the basic layout of band/song title only, the record screams that the music is here to speak for itself. While both bands are relatively new, they are comprised of scene veterans.

The Dynamiters (ex-Selby Tigers, Die Electric!) take the A-side with "Gimme Back My Scimitar," a punk'n'roll number built around a warped blues riff and attitude-laden vocals. The big hook is reminiscent of Burning Sensations' "Pablo Picasso" and gives off a gritty, somewhat sleazy energy. While it's guitar-first music, the rhythm section of Dave Gardner and Jeff Brown keep it moving through the more repetitive parts.

Dynamiters and Double Bird release split 7"
Photo by Greg Schaal

Double Bird is on side B. The band, featuring three-quarters of the defunct Signal to Trust, take a much more aggressive approach in their new band. "Pterodactyl" grabs from the getgo, with coarse co-vocal singing and a punk approach of short, fast, and so catchy you can sing along on your first listen. It's a tried and tested formula, but it works wonders. It's high energy rock intended to put aside another miserable workweek and blow off some steam.

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