Engine Kid are one of those bands where, although I saw them once and have a couple of their records, I could never fully stand behind what they were doing... a bit too paint-by-numbers, which was my problem with a lot of the 90's post-hardcore bands, I guess. The "Heater Sweats Nails" 7-inch is pretty typical along those lines; while it's almost definitely my favorite thing of theirs (besides that one song on "Angel Wings" about sleeping in a car), the a-side is full-bore Unsane/Today is the Day without any new corners or angles to make things interesting, and the b-side sounds like a band that just heard "Spiderland" for the first time, a tag that these guys ran into a lot, apparently. Still, it's not a bad record overall, so maybe I should stop being a dick about it, plus I've got these neat photos. I guess someone-or-other from this band now plays in something-or-other, or something.
Engine Kid -
"Heater Sweats Nails"