APOGEE SOUND CLUB: Belligerent: 7”EP

Riding the airwaves out of California’s Bay Area, this threesome drops a bomb of anarchic agenda on the masses. With an illustrated singalong booklet and manifesto claiming punk has been dragged to the murky depths of mainstream society, Apogee reminds us art should be dangerous. With a steady hand, they aim at taking down authoritarianism, addressing police brutality and the nefarious tentacles of government in “The Pig Song,” their most melodic of the four tracks. “You Fill Me with Inertia,” the instrumental cut of the bunch, and “From End to Beginning” bring up PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me, with jangly, disjointed guitar work that still manages to eke out a melody long enough to get you moving your feet. Recommended.

 –Kristen K (Fullyintercoastal, fullyintercoastal.com)