JOYCE MANOR  TOYS THAT KILL - Split 7 Colour Vinyl
JOYCE MANOR  TOYS THAT KILL - Split 7 Colour Vinyl

JOYCE MANOR / TOYS THAT KILL - Split 7" (Colour Vinyl)

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California’s Toys That Kill and Joyce Manor are not kidding us; the two emo punk groups make the ideal match. Their split EP showcases the ways in which they both simultaneously tend toward rawness and intimacy, revealing hard feelings in a scathing manner. Joyce Manor’s “Tame” is anything but, and thank goodness for that—they’ve kept their revved-up pop punk sound with its uptempo smattering of bright guitars and crashing cymbals. Their sincerity is fitting for the introduction of an element of longing that extends beyond the self-deprecation. T “Times We Can’t Let Go” is the perfect complement to that. Toys That Kills’ track is more bluntly intimate, touching on times spent alone with someone who’s been around for a while but, the lyrics suggest, is already on their way out. It’s got a classic punk rock feel that hearkens back to the sunnier Ramones tracks and adds in some jangly guitar riffs and fuzzy, bright bass. The driving start-and-stop of the rhythm guitar and percussion keeps us on our toes, with each lurch more pronounced than the last.

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