Fun Never Starts - Nothing's Good Ever
Industrial, Post Punk
Just in time for Halloween, Gashius Clay, Peanu Reeves and Slim Dickens also known as Fun Never Starts deliver an EP full of spooky imagery and elements of horror laced with a little levity for good measure. The EP is titled Nothing's Good Ever. It's available on CD in a very limited run of 20 copies. Each CD comes packaged in a 12 panel insert with lyrics and liner notes.

Musically, it may be difficult to classify Fun Never Starts. They seem to lurk somewhere in the middle ground of electro-punk and some off-shoot of the industrial genre. There are moments when Jenny's voice along with the groove of the composition reveals hints of French minimal wave electro-punks, Kas Product and other times Texan experimental noise punks The Pain Teens. Throughout the EP Fun Never Starts alternates and intermingles a male vocalist, Peanu Reeves. His responsibilities include but are not limited to being a bald man, yelling and my favorite credit, pighorn, whatever that is, I want to know more about it.

Nothing's Good Ever kicks off with the strongest track on the EP 'Dollar Store Witches'. It opens with a banging rhythm which leads into Jenny's enticing vocals accompanied by some really well-placed creepy sounds layered into the background that really capture the dark nature of this particular witch's spells. The lyrics entertain us with imagery of severed heads and fingernail clippings. 'Golden Calf Corral' alternates male and female vocals with more heavy doses of erie sounds integrated into the song. I like the dueling vocals and slower tempos. This really brings out the dark vibe Fun Never Starts keeps consisitant throughout the five tracks. 'Lupine' is another ritualist churning industrial anthem burning with a repetitive beat that pulls you deep into the darkest woods of wolf. '180 Proof Of The Afterlife' takes a more rap inspired approach with a heavy industrial acapella blast with lyrics that put the Fun in Fun Never Starts. The final track 'Bidet Of The Dead' uses the five plus minutes to promote the toilet wave tag found on Bandcamp. The clever wording in the title only gets better in the lyrics. 

Fun Never Starts released a cassette last year that is much different than what we hear on this EP. Since Nothing's Good Ever was an October 31st release, we get a lot of the horror themes and darker tones. For a lighter less dark approach check out Fun Never Starts' debut cassette The United States Of Akrasia which is still available from the band's Bandcamp page. Jenny shows she has many dimensions to how we receive her voice and music. 

Nothing's Good Ever delivers a solid EP from the vocals to the music to packaging. This is a strong release from another Baltimore based band added to our coverage. Fun Never Starts has a lot potential much like their peers Nahja Mora and Precision Field. I would love to see  these artists branch out more to gain the attention of a wider audience. Three secrets that should not be secrets. Jenny is also a full time member of the afformentioned pounding industrial force known as Nahja Mora. Along Precision Field these artists help shape the local scene. Please check our reviews from these artists. You will see, Baltimore has a lot to offer us i the music scene.
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Fun Never Starts - Nothing's Good Ever

7.5
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released off label 2017
Just in time for Halloween, Gashius Clay, Peanu Reeves and Slim Dickens also known as Fun Never Starts deliver an EP full of spooky imagery and elements of horror laced with a little levity for good measure. The EP is titled Nothing's Good Ever. It's available on CD in a very limited run of 20 copies. Each CD comes packaged in a 12 panel insert with lyrics and liner notes.

Musically, it may be difficult to classify Fun Never Starts. They seem to lurk somewhere in the middle ground of electro-punk and some off-shoot of the industrial genre. There are moments when Jenny's voice along with the groove of the composition reveals hints of French minimal wave electro-punks, Kas Product and other times Texan experimental noise punks The Pain Teens. Throughout the EP Fun Never Starts alternates and intermingles a male vocalist, Peanu Reeves. His responsibilities include but are not limited to being a bald man, yelling and my favorite credit, pighorn, whatever that is, I want to know more about it.

Nothing's Good Ever kicks off with the strongest track on the EP 'Dollar Store Witches'. It opens with a banging rhythm which leads into Jenny's enticing vocals accompanied by some really well-placed creepy sounds layered into the background that really capture the dark nature of this particular witch's spells. The lyrics entertain us with imagery of severed heads and fingernail clippings. 'Golden Calf Corral' alternates male and female vocals with more heavy doses of erie sounds integrated into the song. I like the dueling vocals and slower tempos. This really brings out the dark vibe Fun Never Starts keeps consisitant throughout the five tracks. 'Lupine' is another ritualist churning industrial anthem burning with a repetitive beat that pulls you deep into the darkest woods of wolf. '180 Proof Of The Afterlife' takes a more rap inspired approach with a heavy industrial acapella blast with lyrics that put the Fun in Fun Never Starts. The final track 'Bidet Of The Dead' uses the five plus minutes to promote the toilet wave tag found on Bandcamp. The clever wording in the title only gets better in the lyrics. 

Fun Never Starts released a cassette last year that is much different than what we hear on this EP. Since Nothing's Good Ever was an October 31st release, we get a lot of the horror themes and darker tones. For a lighter less dark approach check out Fun Never Starts' debut cassette The United States Of Akrasia which is still available from the band's Bandcamp page. Jenny shows she has many dimensions to how we receive her voice and music. 

Nothing's Good Ever delivers a solid EP from the vocals to the music to packaging. This is a strong release from another Baltimore based band added to our coverage. Fun Never Starts has a lot potential much like their peers Nahja Mora and Precision Field. I would love to see  these artists branch out more to gain the attention of a wider audience. Three secrets that should not be secrets. Jenny is also a full time member of the afformentioned pounding industrial force known as Nahja Mora. Along Precision Field these artists help shape the local scene. Please check our reviews from these artists. You will see, Baltimore has a lot to offer us i the music scene.
Dec 08 2017

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

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