Judge Nothing leaves a nice gift at the front door
Zoinks! Look what just hit the inbox kids! New music from a Riverbend favorite - those pop/rock/punk pranksters, Judge Nothing.
With a great run from the late '80s to late '90s and influenced by the Midwestern rock/punk sounds of Hüsker Dü and the Replacements mixed with the pop/punk of The Decendents and Agent Orange, the Alton based trio started releasing music in the age of cassettes, migrated to 7" singles and finally released two jam-packed albums - I'm A Big Girl Now (Thick Records, 1995) and Riveter (Thick Records, 1996). Catching some CMJ buzz along the way, the band hung it up in 1997 finally wearing out their welcome on every friend's floor.
After a 13 year hiatus, the group picked up where they left off with a couple of songs written in the late '90s, but re-recorded last year at Dogbite Studios with producer Rick Harmon behind the board twisting the knobs and pressing the record button. The fresh recording is clean with a sweet vintage vibe. As a bonus they threw in a great cover of the Badfinger classic "No Matter What" recorded in 1996 during the Riveter sessions showcasing Doug Raffety's guitar exuding a great kick-ass tone.
Listen to the three new tracks streaming below -
I Win (2:39)
No Matter What (Badfinger) (2:41)