Lipstick Homicide / The Turkletons 'We're Gonna Need A Bigger Coat' Split 7"
Lipstick Homicide have been a favourite of mine for a while now. They are a raw 3-piece pop-punk outfit with from Iowa with a heap of clout! They have sweet/snotty melodies, big riffs and and some absolutely killer bass lines! Amazing live band too!
From It's Alive Records...
Lipstick Homicide play it like a direct continuation of the early Lookout Records sound that was coming out of the bay area before they were even born. Big nods of respect especially to Kerplunk era Green Day. But Lipstick Homicide are undeniably a midwest band. They've got that certain midwest something special that you can't ever really pin point or explain, but when you hear it you instantly recognize it and eagerly welcome it in. Lipstick Homicide have one of the most unassuming yet raw and powerful presences on stage. I can't imagine even the biggest pop punk hater seeing them live and not being impressed with their live show. Chances are good even that hater is walking away a fan.
The Turkletons remind me of a rag tag version of Teen Idols. They are fully aware and capable of putting together the sweetest harmonies and melodies, but can't be bothered to try to sing like some perfect pitch choir kids and play every note just so. Instead they put their energy to better use having fun and making you laugh, smile, sing, dance or at the very least tap your toes and do a little head bob, dammit. Much like their pals on the flipside of this split, The Turkletons put on a great live show full of energy and lots of fun. But unlike their pals, they were not asked by Green Day to open for them at Madison Sqaure Garden this past year. What the fuck, Green Day?
Release #: IAR-68
Release Date: May 2013
- Not That Easy (Lipstick Homicide)
- Some Sympathy (Lipstick Homicide)
- Geography (The Turkletons)
- Common Ground (The Turkletons)
400 mixed colour vinyl on It's Alive Records.