Super Thief

Eating Alone in My Car (Learning Curve)

Texas Platters

There's a specific sweaty dejection to lunching alone in a car. On their first label release, local noise quartet Super Thief reaches frenetic mania over the subject, self-discontent dripping from Cody Kimbell's strung-out verse. Channeling Eighties hardcore, "Gone Country" pulses with restless, writhing energy. Accounting for half the EP, 10-minute closer "You Play It Like a Joke ..." rails against false repent for toxic behavior. Devolving into a bassline under spoken lyrics, even its punk minimalism is relentless.

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