Tom Lax pegged Australia’s CONSTANT MONGREL as one of his best of 2012 and I’d never heard of ‘em. So I did a little digging and came up w/ their “Everything Goes Wrong” LP, and the first track, “Reflex” – wham and whoa. A stunning wallop of post-punk razorwire oomph in the early SPK or GORDONS vein. I figured I’d found my favorite record of the year as well.
So I lived with it a little, and came to realize that like a lot of long-players, there’s only a couple of tracks you’ll ever want to hear again. “Reflex” is one. “Four Legs”, which I’m posting for you here, is the other. I could have maintained my bonzai excitement for a few months had this just been a 45. Let me know if I’m off base here.