COLTRANES, THE: Never Sleep Again / Man with the Hat: LP

May 30, 2014

The Coltranes are a dirgey, heavy punk band from California who defy any easy classification or label. Some people who are fans of “Mysterious Guy Hardcore” (the absolute most ridiculous music genre, by the way) might get into parts of this, but at other times this is so catchy that it would certainly bum that crowd out. There is something about the guitar tone in some of these songs that reminds me of old death rock bands like 45 Grave or Christian Death. The inconsistency here is a plus as it’s weird and varied enough to keep my interest throughout multiple listens. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Hip Kid,