Review of Sloan – Hardcore 7” / Hardcore Covers

SloanAlthough Sloan is arguably best-known for their guitar-heavy pop songs, they have never been shy about admitting the influence that hardcore music has had upon them. This collection, available online at www.sloanmusic.com, features two original hardcore/punk inspired songs (Jenny & It’s In You, It’s In Me) along with an amazing set of 12 covers from bands that were “the soundtrack to Sloan’s youth”. The guys deliver crazy faithful covers of Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, 7 Seconds, Minor Threat and more. Inspired and fun, this is a cool diversion from the otherwise awesome Sloan status quo.