Useless Eaters is the one man garage rocker Seth Sutton, and 'Bleeding Moon' is shaped from scrappy guitars, snarling bass and a heap of up-to-no-good lyrics. Sutton makes the kind of quick in-and-out guitar pop that makes Jay Reatard and Ty Segall so compelling, bringing to mind the best of the garage rippers who go it alone.
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Having already put out a crapload of singles, EPs and LPs on all sorts of labels, garage rock prodigy Seth Sutton's Useless Eaters find their way onto thee mighty Castle Face for album number five, 'Bleeding Moon'. I tried to look them up on wikipedia but I guess they don't have a page on there yet because it took me straight to a glossary of Nazi terminology. Apparently "useless eaters" are people whose worth to society is considered less than what they consume. Charming.
Thankfully the music on here actually is dead charming. Sutton's got a good head for gnarly blown-out tones and insidiously catchy tunes and a choppy post-punk sensibility, mixing driving garage rock fun a la Spider Bags, Cheater Slicks, Ty Segall et al, and stabbing automaton riffs that bring to mind DEVO-inspired post-punkers like Servotron, A Frames, home-recording-era Intelligence, Total Control, etc.
It's a winning combination, with some reliably nasty lo-fi tones lending a greasy sheen to the concise and catchy tunes and clatter'n'screech mechanical grooves. If slicey post-punk and fuzzy garage rock are your thing this is well worth checking out.
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