Third Eye Butterfly

Everything Falls Apart

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This band's debut 7" is not the Hüsker Dü song, though it is similar, classic punk-pop with a melody as sharp and memorable as that of the Hüsker's first brush with lasting greatness. The looping bassline and up-tempo, cheerful up and down chords suggest folks who are so damn happy to be playing it seeps through the drum fills, and especially through John Gallo and Charlie Caracciolo's soaring twin-vocals in the chorus, and it's a really good song from first play. The B-side, "Skin," is loud, more grungy, filthy-style rock with a love of Stooges-esque fuzzy sound. It's nowhere near the quality of the A-side, but not bad, either. For the A-side, this is the sound of pop New York a lot of us thought had vanished.