Simple DistractionsNervous Intent
***Simple Distractions is the new EP by Street Eaters, a Bay Area post-punk band formed by Megan March (Drums, Vocals) and John No (Bass, Vocals.) Building on influences ranging from the anti-authoritarian writing of sci-fi author Ursula K. Le Guin to the discography of DC punk band Autoclave, Street Eaters have become an underground institution through years of non-stop touring and releasing albums on their own Nervous Intent Records and several European labels. To say that the new direction works would be an understatement. On new songs “Simple Distractions,” “Sophia,” and “Loose Grip,” guest guitarist Stevo (also of Tony Molina Band) joins March and No for three of their most engaging songs yet. The EP ends with a live cover of Gang of Four’s “Love Like Anthrax” featuring Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Femailes) on guitar+vocals that eschews dub influences from the original in favor of art-damaged feedback freakout. Edition of 200 copies on picture disc vinyl.