Some Velvet Sidewalk, Avalanche

Kevin O'Donnell

By Kevin O'Donnell

on 09.21.11 in Reviews

Some Velvet Sidewalk ran with Olympia’s K Records crew and, like most Northwest bands from the era, had a revolving door of members, including Bikini Kill’s Tobi Vail. Avalanche is their most focused and comprehensive album: 11 demented lo-fi punk tunes powered by singer Al Larsen, who sounds like he huffed paint thinner for an hour before bellowing his slack-jawed musings on the Loch Ness monster and home cooking.