So I'll do a basic run down for those not in the know about the situation. Fun With Smack have no official website, online store, or internet presence what so ever. All the records pressed have been gradually distributed out to various label's online stores for the past fortnight in what seems like reasonably limited amounts each time. Every time a label lists their new stock, it all sells out within a minute or less. I picked my copy up about two weeks ago from the Sorry State Records webstore in the exact same situation. I just managed to get lucky I suppose. I feel a little silly to be honest, I don't even think this thing is that good. I mean, in terms of a punchy, powerful hardcore record, this will certainly make the top ten for the year, but there is no way that I rate this as high as many of it's contemporaries from the last 12 months at all.
I originally posted about this band at the end of 2010 when I spoke about their demo tape "Outcast". Now that was a good demo. Coursing much a similar vein to this album in terms of approach, but with a really cool, old sounding recording. That's what I am really missing here. With "Primitive" they've presented a very tight quality sounding record almost like a big budget studio sounding job, in comparison to the mentioned demo anyway.