Blunt Instrument is the second LP for Oakland trio Giant Haystacks. It was recorded at Louder Studios in San Francisco by Phil Manley of Trans Am. Some reviews: 'intricate, tight, quirky, and memorable tunes, incredible musicianship (without sounding show-offy), and vocals that are subtle, friendly, and serious all at once (could it be the Scottish accent?).' - Maximumrocknroll #265/June 2005 'Where the early stuff just ran for the finish line, Blunt Instrument takes it's time and fleshes out some really great melodies... Best record I've heard so far this year.' - Razorcake #26 'another bag of top tunes, all hitting a blistering chorus once and once only before moving on at haste to the next hook... instrumentation that would sandblast the sharp edges off supposed 'angular' acts... a must-have album for young punks and old alt-rockers.' - Is This Music? #16.