ARNDALES: Dog Hobbies USA: 12” EP

The Arndales are a thoroughly British post-punk group, featuring at least one member of the Country Teasers. I never got into the Country Teasers (everyone around me seemed to—hell, even JA released that The Rebel record), and that might have been my loss, as this EP is good. No doubt Arndales are familiar with Marc Riley, but there’s no nostalgia here. The production on this record is modern-sounding and the music is anything but by-the-numbers. You likely already know if this record is for you, as it surely has a limited audience (always a good thing) and I’m admittedly late to the party.

 –ryan (In The Red,