STREET EATERS - Ashby and Shattuck (7") Picture Disc
Both Megan March and Johnny Geek, equal parts of Street Eaters, were born in Oakland, raised in the East Bay, and came of age in the Gilman/Geekfest/Mission Records world. At times you get a glimpse of that East Bay on this record, but the sound more teeters back and forth from bellowed call and response vocals alongside blown out driving to a halt bass and drums to shared pop punk melodies and immediacy. They alternate from the longer more committed number to the shorter burst that leaves you with a 2 minute song complete with "whoah-oh!"s and "hey!"s stuck in your head oftentimes still there when you wake the following morning. Street Eaters' lyrics, written cooperatively by Megan and John, serve as a platform for struggles with alienation and political issues, both personal and societal.
Street Eaters jam econo having no use for a six-string guitar. They also play in other bands such as Fleshies, Master Volume, Triclops!, Harbinger, Neverending Party, Wild Assumptions, Before The Fall, Younger Lovers, etc. Both Megan and John agree that the two-piece, uncompromising dynamic of Street Eaters makes for their purest musical and lyrical output yet.