March 2012


Cardinal has four tracks on Bandcamp. They’re all under three minutes long, and they all sound exactly as good as you’d expect from one of the countries long standing emo hubs of Virginia Beach. This guy’s voice is really appropriate for this genre. These songs make me think I’m back in the early 2000s riding on a bus home from high school to my house and listening to an iPod classic. Isn’t it weird that iPods have been out long enough now for me to be able to reminisce about using the first ones?

bamm bamm - self-titled

This two-part single from Virginia Beach punk outfit bamm bamm is literally over in a minute, but the ultra-short-form works with their brash stylings. Let's hope there are more mini-songs in the works.