Man, it's been a while since I've listened to this one.
I know I saw No Knife live once, when they were opening for Pond, but I think I spent most of their set in the 21+ area bugging one of the dudes from Pond for insight into some of his more obscure lyrics. Yes, I am that guy. But I do remember catching at least part of their set. But that's all I remember.
I don't remember when I bought this LP, but I think it was fairly recently. One of those random finds at a record store that I was happy to cough up five bucks for. No Knife sort of sounds like what overly confident bands on the Warped Tour probably think they sound like. It's slightly poppy punk on the surface, but calling their music that doesn't do it much justice. These guys can play their instruments, and while they can write a solid hook, they don't harp on it. They're happier to incorporate weird-ass breakdowns and instrumental sections that get challenging.
They're like Superchunk, but with a bit of Fugazi in there. It's a solid mix, and though this album sounds a little dated now, it's still sounding pretty damn good to me. "Ginger Vitus" is sounding strangely familiar.
Clearly I don't know this album very well, but I'm happy to have it. Hopefully I'll randomly find some of their other shit one of these days.
Can't find a lick of audio or video for this one...