Friday, August 19, 2016

EP Review: 'The Defeatist' by Habits

Title:  The Defeatist (BandCamp, Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby)
Artist:  Habits (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, BandCamp)

Brooklyn, NY's Habits follow up their excellent 2013 debut EP Train Wrecks with authority in The Defeatist.  The EP is five songs of melodic post-hardcore punk rock 'n' roll that punches with its hooks and beguiles with its pop sensibilities underneath its gruff execution.  From top to bottom The Defeatist is an excellent record, that delivers on the promise of the band's debut.  This band is a must for fans of Timeshares, Red City Radio, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Nothington, and Shallow Cuts.

Sadly the band recently announced that they would be breaking up after one last show, September 2nd at the Gutter Bar with Arliss Nancy, MakeWar, and Jeff Riddle.  Those in the NYC area should definitely go to this show, it is sure to be a good one.  The band is also working on one final EP before calling it a day, so we have that to look forward to.  In their short run, Habits has already knocked out two excellent EPs with a third on the way.  It's sad that the band is calling it quits but they have left a legacy behind that is certainly one to be proud of.

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