Brown Sugar- Signs Of Birds And Racism LP. New York's reigning weird hardcore champs BROWN SUGAR have bestowed an LP upon the world and it's an absolute gem. I generally don't think the LP is a good format for hardcore bands (short attention spans require keeping it short and sweet), but these guys aren't your usual hardcore band. Each of these songs is 100% crazy, catchy, and out of control, yet none of them follow a predictable hardcore structure. The border where one song ends and another begins is often unclear, the pace alternates between super fast and plodding, and quite a few songs feature a saxophone and weird guitar effects. As an aging punk with a low tolerance for the same old shit, this is my kind of record. Fans of FLIPPER, the FIX, FEEDERZ, and PISSED JEANS will dig. RECCOMENDED!