BUZZCRUSHER: Self-titled: CD

As long as I can remember, I’ve had a thing for Texas. I’ve never been there and I don’t know why. When I was a kid, I was stoked that there was a town with the same name as me (Tyler), but as I got older and into music, I found that a lot of the bands I liked were from the LoneStarState: Big Boys, Butthole Surfers, D.R.I., Roky Erickson, ZZ Top, Geto Boys, Marked Men, Riverboat Gamblers…. There was always something about Texas bands that wasn’t quite right in a good way and Buzzcrusher is no different. This here is heavy, down South rock punk. Songs about guns, getting wasted, being Texan, “scorin’ dope from bikers,” and a Discharge cover. Musically, these guys are falling in somewhere between Antiseen and Poison Idea. That’s some heavy company, but Buzzcrusher fits in just fine.

 –ty (Zodiac Killer)