Slices: Still Cruising LP
"Still Cruising" is the second full length from this Pittsburgh crazed out noise rock band. The albums opening chords for "Still Cruising/Trying to Make a Living" lead the listener to believe that this could head in the direction of the previous album, an unsettling trip into grimy bad vibes hardcore, but that's all flipped on its side when the sound of motorcycles fire up and Slices dive right into full on rock'n'roll mode. Littering the tune with the needed distortion and more importantly riffs to make it a true stomping good time, it's a furiously paced tune that hints at some of the Didjits' higher points. A good portion of the more flat out rock moments on this album do actually. As the band would have it though, those are only a few key parts of this record. What Slices do with "Still Cruising" is somehow inject the bits of hardcore/noise in places and in ways that don't even seem unusual at all. It's fused together so smoothly that the transition from a thirty-nine second blast of hardcore like on "Human Resources" into the catchy rock styling of "Why Do You Make Yourself Sad" and then into the calming elevator tones of "Forever Cruising", makes all the sense in world. Pink vinyl in full colour sleeve with insert and digital download coupon.