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Sleepovers, Mouthbreathers, Outer Minds 18+ Soundboard

When: Fri., July 29, 10:30 p.m. 2011

Straight outta Lawrence, Kansas, Mouthbreathers straddle the line between garage rock and hardcore punk in their no-frills, all-fun songs. So far the most attention the band has gotten came from some album art they posted on Bandcamp—the iconic Minor Threat black sheep, smoking a bong—but it turns out these four kids can make some noise. Mouthbreathers' self-released debut, a self-titled six-song cassette, includes the fast-paced "Anxiety," which sounds like early Black Flag if they'd had a thing for reverbed vocals, and "The Creeper," a barely restrained stomper with just enough echo to make it eerie. Both songs will also be on the group's forthcoming seven-inch for In the Red—and when it drops, I figure a lot more people will realize the band is just as capable of writing hit songs as joking about hitting bongs. Leor Galil

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