This Just In... was a benefit for grassroots non-profit news outlet Indymedia, more specifically the Los Angeles chapter (there are over 40 chapters worldwide). Cover artwork was created and designed by Becky Cloonan, famed comic book artist.
The people at Geykido Comet (who are some of the best people I’ve ever met) brought together twenty-nine bands (almost all of whom I fully back) to benefit Indy Media (a group whose mission I admire). You really can’t go wrong here. My count is twenty-five out of the twenty-nine coming in at decent or better, which is none too shabby. Added to this is the fact that twenty-two of the tracks are previously unreleased, and the remaining are relatively hard to come by. Strong tracks from Toys That Kill, Killer Dreamer, the Leeches, and This is Revenge. Even bands that I like enough, but haven’t been wowed by, like Lipstick Pickups and Intro5pect, have impressively strong tracks here. Well worth picking up.
(Megan) Razorcake #28 October/November 2005