Karate: Karate

KarateYou dudes ready for some jazz-fusion? Do you love the bass? The debut from these Massholes has it all (including a reference to Walden Pond). Taking what feels like some tentative baby steps towards what they will eventually become, they elicit some serious fIREHOSE leanings mixed with some more typical indie rock mid-tempo bedroom head-nodding. They certainly are a band just trying to find their stride on this one, and while it’s certainly a unique sound, they don’t quite have that competent swagger that they gain on later albums.