V/A - Dangerous Intersections VI w/No High Fives To Bullshit / Manix / Humanoids / Taxpayers 7" TST 021
The sixth installment in the series! From Colorado comes No High Fives to Bullshit with some of the sludgiest, heaviest, most fucked up pop punk ever. The Manix play catchy, fast-as-hell punk rock from MPLS in the spirit of Rivethead. Outta St. Louis, The Humanoids write smart, slick pop punk that'll appeal equally to fans in the Ramonescore, East Bay, and Gainesville camps. Last, Portland, Oregon's The Taxpayers offer up a 4-minute epic motherfucker of a song that should sit pretty well with fans of The Sidekicks and anybody that thought "The Disco Before The Breakdown" was a step forward, rather than the beginning of the end.
Released on March 4, 2010, Ryan Agate boasts a wicked cool cover for the latest installment. 333 black, 180 barbicide, 60 UK yellow, 5 smokestain.
Lastly we’re at the final installment (for now) of the Dangerous Intersections series, the long named bands are back again, No High Fives to Bullshit starts us off I really don’t like this song, it may grow on me, but I wouldn’t put that as a reflection on the band because No High Fives to Bullshit has done some pretty good stuff, they can’t all be hits. The Manix have the second song on this thing, and it’s exactly what I needed for some energy, love this song, I’m now stoked on The Manix. The Humanoids up next, with a pretty good punk song, good stuff here too. And for the final song of the record we’ve got The Taxpayers with a downbeat song, lots of slow guitar strums and slow-paced singing for the first minute until it picks up into something that seems to try a little too hard. I’d give The Taxpayers another try but this song left a bad taste in my mouth. Dangerous Intersections VI was pretty good, much like all the others. It’s a quality series of compilations, looking forward to the next volume already.
1. No High Fives to Bullshit – My Friends?
2. The Manix – Red Truck
3. The Humanoids – Pride by the Barrel
4. The Taxpayers – The Lights