BLACK VOLVO: Once We All Were Wolves: CD

Debut album from this three piece of Amsterdammers. A rowdy crew, I’d imagine. Seventeen songs that have been lovingly polished to metallic punk shine. You want infectious call and responses, looking for some new battle cries? Currently, my battles consist of picking up kids from school and getting the motivation to mop the floor; no matter your personal struggle, these fellas have just the shot in the ass you need to divide and conquer! I have to mention the album art as well—crazy-looking, stylized animal characters throughout and a sneaky fox anus to boot—done by the band’s own bass player, Jaap Baard. Check out the animation he did for their video “Steady Face.” It’s rad! 

 –Jackie Rusted (Round Dog, rounddogrecords.com / TNS, tnsrecords.co.uk)