Vinyl Pressing Review


A Framework

Reviewed by Rob Peoni on 08.13.2013

'A Framework' is the debut full-length LP from Bloomington, IN pop punks Buttonhoof. Energetic, precise rhythms and warm vocals are the driving forces behind this release. Recorded, mixed and masters by Robert Lugo at DBB Records, Buttonhoof presents an accessible brand of punk rock that's guaranteed to quicken your heart rate.

Ratings are based on a scale from 0-10.

Overall Sound:


The vocals are up front. The bass and drums are both crisp and dynamic. Every snap of the stare and slap of the bass is on display. Buttonhoof plays loud and aggressive or soft and restrained with equal ease. Horns and violin are peppered throughout, adding to the eclectic nature of the band's sound. Nothing gets lost in the mix.

Pressing Quality:


The multi-colored pressing is downright beautiful, although not especially heavy. No, warping, weaving, or other manufacturing flaws present. The paper sleeve is standard issue. The jacket and insert are both high quality.

Vinyl Noise:


No popping, skipping or other major defects. No noticeable static. Overall, a very quiet pressing, even between tracks.

Overall Artwork:


I really love the cover art by Dave Kloc. The cover is obviously hand-drawn and has a cartoon animation feel. The front cover features a couple staring despondently at their overturned vehicle. The back cover features a dilapidated building set against a rural backdrop and ominous sky. The insert art by James Odea is in black and white with some kind of monster peering out of the top floor of an old brick house.

Overall Extras:


Includes digital download. Insert features a lyrics sheet with additional artwork. The multi-colored vinyl is unlike any other colored pressing that I have in my collection. Very unique.

Reviewed By:
Rob Peoni

I'm a longtime music junkie who began collecting vinyl around three years ago. I have around 300 titles that span a broad variety of genres. I tend to gravitate toward...

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Total Score

: 4.20



Label: independent
Release Year: 2013
Purchase Price: 12.00
Pressing Company: unknown
Format: 12 inch vinyl
# of Records: 1
Pressing Weight: unknown
Color: multi-color
Gatefold: No
Digital: Yes
Inner Sleeves:



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This is my # 1 kind of music :) Being a woman of the age of 55 yrs. I still love to rock and this Buttonhoof group has open a new, brave , heart-of-gold tune for me :)