BUDGETS, THE / BUST!: Destroy Modern Rock/Improve Modern Rock: Split 7” EP

Budgets: The opening salvo, “City of Devils,” is a nice, catchy bit of punk rock. The next tune ain’t quite as catchy, but does the trick well enough, especially considering they’re apparently a two-man outfit. Bust!: Aggressive alt-rocky punk stuff. Recording’s a bit thin, but there’s enough of interest coming through to leave the impression that they’re probably be interesting live.

 –jimmy (Cassette Deck)