"Spray Paint Accuracy"
"The Last Song"
The core of The Liverhearts consisted of two Matts: Weaver (guitar/vocals) and Glagola (drums). Matt W. specialized in slicing and shredding damaged chords from his Fender Telecaster while simultaneously barking lyrics in a near monotone. Matt G. consistently found new and compelling ways to punctuate space with his primal, inventive drumming that somehow seemed to pull against and mesh with Matt W.'s guitar all at the same time. They were an exciting band to watch and hear. One criticism that I used to hear about them -- and which I shared at one time -- was that all their songs sort of sounded the same. I came, however, to regard this as a virtue. Every song was a slight variation on the same theme of fierce but precise punk rock, each song an exercise in chiseling and sculpting, getting closer and closer to some version of perfection.