There's still about a half-dozen bands in this state that I haven't gotten around to writing about yet, either because they haven't bothered to get out and play a gig lately or I've been too lazy to drag my ass to one of their shows, and Tractor Flip are one of those bands. I just missed catching them twice last month-- once because they played Safe To Swim Weekend on the day I didn't go, and another time because I showed up too late when they opened for Monotonix and I missed their set (who goes on before 10pm on a Saturday, anyway?).
"I've been waiting too long to die young... I don't know what's taking you so long."-- Tractor Flip, "LOTS"
Whatever my problem is, these three Tractor Flip songs are so chock full of power and Wäntage-ready Fireballs of Freedom/Tombstone Minds-type swagger that I'm gonna say "fuckit" and post them now, even if I haven't seen their live show yet to give them the full-on stamp of approval. Rawness is not an issue and the execution and delivery are miles ahead of everyone else, so when you listen to "Bearorism" you just know he's gonna say "Oh yeah, bitch!" before he even says it, but it still sounds cool anyway.
With someone out there willing this would make one kick-ass EP, but instead we'll probably just get another damn Estrogen Highs single, in which case see if I care.
"Somethin' To Say"
(these files are now listen-only)
(Tractor Flip photo by Mike Marques, he does awesome shit)