BROKEN BOTTLES: Bloody Mary: 7″

It’s striking, the difference between bands that half-assedly rip off the past and those that can pull things out of it – and make it better – without sounding like they’re living in a TV re-run time warp of the punk episode of “CHiPs.” Deep in the radiated stucco dysfunction of southern OrangeCounty, comes one of the best new bands I’ve heard since Smogtown hit our shores. This single’s about cemetery sex and heroin. While you’re at it, pick up their first 7”, Radioactive San Onofre.

 –todd (Revenge)