CRISIS HOTLINES: Don’t Wanna Go to No Jail: 7” EP

Tuneful punk rock with no real theme, schtick, or genre; the record cover is red, blue, and purple but the vinyl and label are yellow, so I don’t really even know what colors they like best. A number of the songs are at least semi-catchy ((the title track chief amongst them; “Explorers” to a lesser extent)), but the impact of said semi-catchiness is occasionally blunted by odd phrasing and stresses on weird syllables, and occasional explosive epic drum fills that don’t so much add to the listenerly experience as have me holding my breath hoping the guy comes out of them okay. I think the spring-wound energy of the drums reminds me of Heart Attack or the Busy Signals or Really Red or someone, but I’ll have to get back to you on that. The baritone sax that comes in towards the end of “Astral Projection” is as unexpected as it is awesome. I think i will call this particular crisis hotline and request more sax next time around. BEST SONG: “Astral Projection” BEST SONG TITLE: “Astral Projection” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: The guitar player is 9’4”.

 –norb (Eradicator)