EXCLUSIVE // Stream the new Cattle Drums album ‘Sorta Is The Best We’re Doin’


In 2011, Oneonta punks Cattle Drums put out a little release called Demo, for now. A couple of years have passed, putting a bit of pressure on the ‘for now’ part. A spark of light appeared when Exclaim premiered a video for their track ‘Skytop Path’, suggesting the wait was finally over. Well, here’s the twist: they’re already dead. #haleyjoelosment

Ok, not that kind of dead, more the #tomcruisenicolekidman dead.

Today, we are bringing you Cattle Drum’s ‘posthumous’ full length Sorta Is The Best We’re Doin’, ahead of its official release. You heard that right; their 15 track LP was recorded prior to the band’s breakup. It’s a delightfully impetuous punk-math crossover with vocals spitting out the zaniest of lyrics. Musically, there’s all the elements quintessential to bands like Blakfish, Postmadonna and vocalist Sam Judd’s previous band Monster Machismo: quickly shifting chord progressions, fast tempos, loud interludes and yelling. For this reason, there is never really a dull moment, never a space that needs to be filled. To quote their twelfth track ‘Hot Summer Shadow’: ‘if your hands are free and you’re looking for something to do, burn the devil‘. Yeah, Beezlebub gets well toasted.

fight_cloud‘Sorta Is The Best We’re Doin’ (aka ‘Sorta Was The Best We Were Doin’) is out next week, courtesy of Stack Your Roster. Spend.