BLACKS, THE/ CIVIC MINDED 5: split: 7”

The Civic Minded 5 rules. They’re kinda like a cross between Black Flag (the guitar tone and the intensity of the music) and FYP (the spazzed out good times and the we-don’t-give-a-fuck attitude). They epitomize everything I like about punk rock, and these two songs are their best yet. And the Blacks…jeez. I’ve heard a lot of bands, and the Blacks don’t really sound like any of ‘em, definitely a compliment in this case. It’s loud, fast, and noisy, and I like it a lot, especially the drumming, which is unbelievable. Great split. –Not Josh

 –guest (Recess/ Chemical Valley)