ATOM NOTES: Spare Parts: CD

Interesting bit of work here. The base is yer standard thud-punk, but on top they layer nice bits of other influences—surf, post-punk, power pop—and deliver tunes that are more sophisticated and challenging. These are songs to be savored in order to appreciate the work put into ‘em, which I guess runs counter to instinct in a world now obsessed with instant access and unbridled consumption, but the payoff is definitely worth the effort. Also included are tracks from a single and an EP, which are no less faboo.

 –jimmy (Combat Rock)