BACKLINERS, THE: Self-titled: CD

Sep 02, 2010

Web searches revealed that this is not the Backliners from Hollywood. Nor are these gents the Backliners from Springfield, Illinois. These are the Backliners from Tel Aviv, Israel, and they fucking rock. The musical formula is fairly standard: fast tempos, buzz-saw guitars, and snotty, aggressive vocals, but it sounds fresh every step of the way. If you’re into sounds the likes of the Riverdales, Nobodys, or Zero Boys, this should be a welcome addition to yer collection. It may take a bit of work to find ‘em online (their Myspace address differentiates them from other Backliners with a z at the end of their name), but these dudes are worth the effort.

 –Eric Carlson (