Though several names and lineup changes, Kerbivore's constant has been singer/guitarist/songwriter Sean Kuhl. Taking clear inspiration fromthe holy trinity of U.S
. post-punk axemen –J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü) and Roger Miller (Mission of Burma) – Kuhl has long impressed New York crowds with his masterful fretwork. On the All Dressed EP, Kuhl arrives as a songwriter; 5 songs whose melodies are as powerful as the brute force of the band's instrumental attack, displaying chops that put most of the "melodic punk" crowd to shame. Equally sweet and gnarled, the effect is not unlike your favorite quirky indie band developing a sudden (unhealthy?) fixation with Killed By Death–style punk compilations. Or perhaps the groups of the Paisley Underground ditching Roger McGuinn as their guitar hero in favor of the Stooges' Ron Asheton. Fans of the Thermals, No Age and Cloud Nothings will find plenty to love in Kerbivore.
released May 12, 2015
All songs by Kerbivore.
Sean Kuhl (g/v)
Tom Connors (d)
Joe Imburgio (b)
Recorded by Joe Pecora at Red Room Studio, Staten Island NY
Produced by Sean Kuhl and Joe Pecora
Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering, Brooklyn NY
Artwork: Tom Connors
Cover photo: ©John G. Zimmerman