Zip-Tie Handcuffs @ Ringer Park 7.21.2012

Allston DIY Fest dragged a whole lot of bands out of the dark spaces they frequent and into sunny Ringer Park. Some bands, like Holiday Mountain, felt right at home in the open air. Others seemed gloriously out of place. Such was the case with Zip-Tie Handcuffs. Theirs is a sound meant to rattle around a dank, claustrophobic room. Freed from its confines, the wall of distortion and close-spaced vocal harmonies whipped through the crowd melting faces like the spirits at the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. It was awesome.