Music » Music Feature

Pursesnatcher And Quadrophonic Desperation

Local Disc Reviews



Narrated By


On their MySpace site, these guys simply say they sound like "trouble." I'm not going to argue that point. This six-song EP has a bristling energy to it, making it sound like something an underground project that wiseguy Steve Albini might have produced (he didn't). Engineered, mixed and mastered by Noah Buchanan at Brainchild Recording, it kicks off with the compelling chug-a-lug guitars of "Empty Vials." That gives way to the more atmospheric "Something That Crush" and the punishing "Battle of the Wildcat." Having the songs - all of which are instrumental - segue into each other without any break is a good move. It gives the disc some continuity, even if the individual tracks are wildly different from each other. - Jeff Niesel

PurseSnatcher performs with Half Raised Heathens, DoHM, Dissolute and Calo at 8 p.m. Friday, September 26 at the Hi-fi Club (11729 Detroit Ave., 216.521.8878). FREE.

Quadrophonic Desperation

Quadrophonic Desperation


This extremely experimental band mixes instrumental tracks alongside those with lyrics, and the results might catch you off guard. On the first track, "Electric Goo Goo," there's an Arabian influence that makes you think the band will continue with that trajectory. However, once you get to the next song, "Ego," the group brings more of a rock sound into the mix, taking its self-titled debut in an entirely different direction. As a result, the attempt to sound eccentric for eccentricity's sake is misguided. But if you enjoy extremely long riffs and psychedelic hard rock, this is more than likely something you'll want to add to your CD collection. - Erika Schramm

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.