Blotto is easily the best punk band in Japan, and a good contender for one of the best punk bands in the world. I mean, they pretty much sound like Crimpshrine, Fifteen, and Shotwell, but pushed ridiculously over the top, in classic Japanese style. Altaira broke up, unfortunately. This is a post-mortem release to support their post-mortem Japanese tour last summer, but like all zombies, the risen-from-the-grave Altaira is pretty damn cool. Hot Water Music/Avail style drunken front porch Florida punk. Along with Yusuke’s totally awesome cover art, this record makes you wanna spray paint your girlfriend’s name on a bridge.
–todd (Snuffy Smile)