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Parasites Lone Wolf Split Punk Rock Theory
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 11:37
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Mom’s Basement Records is back with another one of their Passport splits. Past installments have already featured the likes of The Windowsill, Neon Bone, Grim Deeds and The Putz, this one sees the 90ies pop-punks known as Parasites teaming up with the Dutch punk rock force of nature that is Lone Wolf.

First up, Parasites. Wondering how those new songs sound? Well, very much like old Parasites songs. ‘No Sleep Tonight’ is a poppy one with nothing but catchy melodies, whereas ‘Nowhere Near Me’ is a more beefed up cut with wildly buzzing guitars. Not your typical Parasites fare, still good. After that it’s up to Lone Wolf, who follow up on their LP from a couple of months ago with two new songs. The poppy blast that is ‘Meet Me In The Middle’ is all kinds of goodness rolled up into one, whereas the slight Marked Men-ish ‘After Dark’ sees them pulling off the dual vocal approach with great effect. The song kinda loses some of its luster in the second half with a spun out outro that I think will work better in a live setting than on an album.

If you haven’t been introduced to either of these bands, do yourself a favor and check out this split. What else are you going to do? Leave the house?


Track listing:

  1. Parasites - No Sleep Tonight    
  2. Parasites - Nowhere Near Me    
  3. Lone Wolf - Meet Me In The Middle    
  4. Lone Wolf - After Dark


Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.