BROKEN NEEDLE: Self-titled: 7”EP

L.A. hardcore in the long Southern California tradition of the Middle Class to the Adolescents to Reagan SS: shouted vocals, pissed-yet-one-percent-hopeful lyrics, Vicious Circle guitar sound, drums as dense as mid-summer smog. Broken Needle, like Career Suicide, straddle a nice balance between of being unmistakably hardcore played by folks who have a deep and long understanding of it, while still being played with an urgency and an abandon that keeps them from being merely throwbacks to a time that really didn’t exist. Bonus points for the archival and new Edward Colver shots on both sides of the sleeve, tying in the concept of tradition mixing with new blood.

 –todd (Schizophrenic)