Razor & Tie has been stocking their bull pen lately with a slew of metal and hard rock bands, so the recent signing of punk-tinged, synth indie rockers Born Cages was a bit surprising, in that they sound nothing like a majority of their label mates. But if this two song 7” is any indication, someone at Razor & Tie A&R needs a promotion or at the very least an edible arrangement.
Side A’s “Don’t Look Back” is soaring guitars and soaring vocals begging for an arena to break out of. Side B is a demo version of “Mark On Me,” a much slower, rawer song (demos usually are) but still a very strong offering. The band has a new EP out this month so expect to hear much more from this foursome throughout the summer.