Ah the good ole fashioned split: a staple in punk rock. I’m usually mixed on splits, because it may be one band I love paired with another I’m not so keen on, so I wind up just listening to one side. Once in a while though, I’ll get a split from two bands I have no idea who they are, and it completely blows me away on first listen. The “Prevenge | Dig It Up Split” falls into this category.
Both Prevenge and Dig It Up hail from Montreal, and both contribute two songs each. Prevenge gives us two gritty punk songs (Buried Alive and Wicked Mess) that sort of remind me a bit of Banner Pilot. Both are incredibly catchy basement anthems.
Dig It Up is rougher around the edges, and without looking at a picture of the album I imagine the singer has a beard (just a guess). Giving us two melodic hardcore songs (Move My Way and Cops on Horses), Dig It Up is both heavy and catchy at the same time, sort of like One Win Choice or Western Addiction.
Definitely a solid split, check it out if you’re looking for some damn good punk rock.