"Heroic isnt a word I use often in a musical context but its not every day you hear a band like Soiled Mattress & the Springs, who play freely without a care fuck in the world. What other bands out there attack music with such punkish ferocity but choose to sound like Spyro Gyra instead of Black Flag? From NYC where else? this keys, sax and drums trio dont waste their time trying to fit into any sort of Gotham jazz consortium or resurrect an ironic new subgenre; instead, they spend their time throwing basement parties with No Age, Mika Miko, Japanther and Child Abuse. They have a full-length fittingly called Honk Honk Bonk! (released at the end of last year on Upset the Rhythm) under their belt, which features "Tidal Wave, a rapturous romp that would feel right at home on the radio during a three a.m. taxi ride up the Bowery in 83, complete with a breakdown that shows these guys arent into the "smooth jazz that hovers over them. Punk as fuck.