When Luau chants "I might be growing up, but I don't think that means I've given up" on their new split with Choke Up, you get a good sense of what is going on here: screamy hardcore angst channeled and matured into heavy, melodic rock and roll. Fast, angular Level-Plane-style hardcore is smoothed into choruses and hooks that would make SAMIAM or HUSKER DU proud. Choke Up has a slightly more chaotic and aggressive sound, but both sides play well together. This is a true product of friendship and passion-- don't miss the eye-catching cover and insert artwork.
released November 17, 2011
Released by Intense Human Victories & What We Talk About When We Talk About Records.
Artwork and layout by John McCarthy: baddhabits.darkartshomie.com
Side A Written and performed by Luau.
Luau is: Jake Quarrell, Myke Cameron, & Steve Benson
Additional vocals by Sam Johnson & James Christopher.
Side B Written and performed by Choke UP
Choke Up is: Harley Cox, Nathan Richardson, James Christopher, & Sam Johnson.
Recorded by Ryan Stack at Andrews Lane Recording Studio in March 2011.
Mastered by New Alliance East.