MANHORSE 3 THE MEATBAG / MANIMAL QUARTET

Verses b/w Hapless and Seething

(After Music Recordings) split LP $16.50

Self-described as “new post wave,” Manimal Quartet is Josh Mead’s duo with Aaron Wanzerski. Their six songs here are a primal stew of pop, new wave, psychedelia and punk. Manhorse 3 The Meatbag started as Mead’s aural pipecleaner after the disintegration of Neglected Receptors; as a reaction to the cleaner pop of Manimal Quartet, this fuzzy collection of misanthropic love songs ranges from bombastic scorchers, meditations on alienation and revenge, as well as a delicate ukulele ballad. Comparisons have been made to Men’s Recovery Project, Pere Ubu, and Chrome in a fist fight with Guided by Voices. Screenprinted jacket.