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Code Orange Kids part of four-way split from Topshelf Records

The World is a Tigers Jaw Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die Code Orange Kids Self Defense Family

I was replete with praise for Pennsylvanian hardcore band Code Orange Kids‘ label debut Love Is Love // Return To Dust when I reviewed it last year. It’s a nostalgic slice of the hardcore of yesteryear, with a kind of disaffected and desperate foot-stomping feel that fans of Converge or Botch will enjoy.

Just over five months later we’ve got new music from them, as today sees the release of a four-way split 7″ through Topshelf Records. Four tracks, four bands, and Code Orange Kids’ effort – called “VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)“ - goes a little something like this:

It’s from the more delicate end of their sonic spectrum; delicate plucked chords and harmonics, but the heavier stuff drips through gorgeously, building a dichotomy accented with throat-ripping vocals and feedback.

Although Code Orange Kids are the marquee name on this split for me, they are joined by fellow Pennsylvanian post-hardcore band Tigers Jaw, the wordily-monikered The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and Self Defense Family, and you can preview all of their assorted tracks below:

The tracklisting breaks down like this:

Side A

01. Fake Death (Tigers Jaw)
02. Beverly Wyatt (The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die)

Side B

03. VI (Worms Fears God // God Fears Youth) (Code Orange Kids)
04. Holy Trend (Self Defense Family)

The split is available from this location for $5, with different coloured editions available. The 250 pink records are gone, but there is still gold and red up for grabs. You can also get the digital version from Bandcamp here!

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