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The Sinkin/Risin 7" is "RECOMMENDED" by Still Single:

"Young rockers from a short ride up the Metro-North come across with The Goods, straight up... Rarely are there surprises of this magnitude, a well-executed, smokin’ hot romp through the contested area between late ‘60s heavy garage and early ‘70s proto-metal, with the boogie moves needed to punch through the gray layer of stoner rock clogging up the notions of this music making good on whatever promise it has left. “Sinkin/Risin” is the stronger of the two cuts, a big ol; basement rager with plenty of hollerin’ and some sizeable riffage which anchors it all together, while “Joanne” opts for a slower burn, eventually steering towards power-pop harmonies (think the Raspberries, not some skinny tie band) tied down with hard rock ballast. Not sure where these kids figured it out, but they could teach plenty of active hacks a few lessons, 150 numbered copies. Actual sleeve not pictured, at least as far as my copy is concerned. Worth it regardless! " 
-Doug Mosurock, read full review here

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new review from Styrofoam Drone:

"The Enthusiasts offer straight up rock and roll without any bullshit whatsoever. Their latest 7″ is surely justification of this claim. The song “Sinkin/Risin” starts out on a relatively rough note with its tough swagger, but the song becomes even more rowdy as the track unfolds – this is evidenced by the high voltage and rollicking guitars that lead us toward the end. “Sinkin/Risin” hits its defining moment within the final minute, shoving fiery guitar solos and manic drumming straight down our throats. This is certainly the sort of pummeling musical rush that keeps us going. You can feel the energy building as the song pulses on, making the end result that much more satisfying and rewarding when it’s all said and done.

On the flip side is the twangy “Joanne” which has a slower pace. The song is guided along by a crunchy, dragging guitar, suddenly suffering an obvious swing in momentum a bit past the halfway mark. The end result is another heart stopping finale, this time made up of sharp guitar leads and steady drumming that keeps the bruising beat running smoothly. By now I think it’s safe to say we’re looking forward to whatever comes next from these rowdy New York rockers. Don’t miss the songs below and go grab a 7″ before they’re gone – there’s only 150."

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