BURNING BRIDGES: Self-titled: 7”

This band sounds like they should exclusively play basements. That’s a compliment. While the drums and bass keep you moving, the guitar plays some very melodic leads. The throaty lyrics are pretty serious, covering subjects such as genocide and animal liberation. A brief explanation of each song is included also, in case you can’t figure out what the lyrics mean. This band is very DIY and they make sure to let you know it. Just in case you forgot about that whole thing. They even have a song about one of their cats, Simba. Included in the lyric sheet are extensive lists of rape crisis hotlines and crisis and suicide prevention hotlines from around the world. Very informative.

 –Nighthawk (Solidarity Recordings, solidarityrecordings.com)