I think the 18th year of my life was the last time I officially had a “soundtrack to my summer.” That doesn’t mean that for the past few months I haven’t driven my yellow rocket ship down the road blaring Japandroids every moment I can, it just means that bogging myself down with pinpointing a series of summer songs and such hasn’t been high on my list. For bands, a summer EP make sense. That is the time when the youngsters are free from school binds and homework and are looking to have a good time. We all know music is required for a good time. The Dirty Nil, a punk band from Dundas, Ontario have provided their version of a summer soundtrack with the release of their 4 song EP called Summer Mix-Tape. Featuring four extremely raw, distorted and out of control tunes Summer Mix-Tape shows that the Dirty Nil are well aware of what summer means to most kids. At the same time they aren’t afraid to give the parents a little taste as well. I mean “Cinnamon” and “Panzer” actually have some harmonizing in them. Off key as hell (I love it!) but harmonizing just the same.
If you were to pin me down and ask ‘what should I eat with this EP’ I would probably suggest these Fried Apple Pancake Rings. You’ve got the youthful exuberance of the pancake, the sophisticated intelligence of the apple and the reckless abandon of frying all neatly constructed into a compact little dessert. Summer personified.
Check out “Cinnamon”:
Hear the entire EP (which can be downloaded for free at the Dirty Nil’s bandcamp until September):