Simply put, Nothing Fits is pure amped-up mayhem. It’s an album that demands being played loud… very loud. Tyvek has released a collection of twelve don’t-give-a-fuck raw, fast songs. The heavily distorted, frenetic sound each track gives us the impression that they raged hard with some Four Lokos, and got really pissed off and destructive after the wonderful beverage summoned the aggressive wolf that lives inside us all.The first song, “4312” sets the tone for the rest of the album with kicking drums, a fast guitar riff and spastic vocals. The song “Potato” seems so innocent at first, where he talks about picking out a potato and slicing it to prepare dinner. Judging by the sound, I should reword that description to “picking out a fucking potato and mercilessly cutting the shit out of it.” The album continues with the bouncy “Future Junks, ” and more songs that give us the sense that the singer is on the verge of a nervous break down, through desperate tone in his voice and the exasperated riffs.
There is evidence of their roots as punk rockers throughout the album’s lyrics with their apathy towards everyone and everything. “Underwater 2,” one of the poppier, more accessible songs on the album, captures this careless attitude with the lyrics: “It’s alright, just do what you want, yeah do what you feel.” “Pricks in Cars” tells those they don’t like to “fuck off.” The album’s overall tone is summed up by the closing track, “Blocks,” with the lyrics “Fuck the bullshit, I don’t care.”
Tyvek made an album where they simply rock out, without caring for anyone’s opinion. However, this carelessness comes with sacrifices. The outcome is an album I could listen to with no complaints, but nothing is particularly exciting or refreshing. There is nothing new, and it lacks innovation. Even though my opinion of this album is overall positive, I have a feeling it is going to be as forgettable as all the facts I crammed the night before my history exam. If you have nothing else to listen to, check this out, and turn the volume up. If not, don’t worry, you are not missing out. This album will be forgotten soon. I liked the album art though.