BURNING ITCH: Self-titled: 7″

Grimy as hell. Both their sound (tightly wandering guitars, bullet-like drums) and (from the photo of the apparently unshowered dudes holding automatic rifles and guitars on the sleeve), indicative of band as well. Not bad the first go round; gave it another listen. I was really sold on the first B-side track “Dickin’ me over.” Bonus nerd points: one side’s wind-out groove reads “Don’t touch my moustache.” I’ll keep this one around.

 –Samantha Beerhouse (Mono, www.myspace.com/burningitch)