CRUNCH, THE: Brand New Brand: CD

A band that features ex-members of The Clash, Sham 69, and Cockney Rejects should certainly get at least a passing glance by the great unwashed. But with this new record, the band stands on their own two feet and doesn’t try and ape their old band’s sounds. That’s two thumbs up in my book. The hooks are here. Think a power pop Stiff Little Fingers with female vocals and keyboards slipped in to create an intoxicating concoction. The back cover features the phrase, “segregation, aggravation, destination nowhere.” Keep fighting the good fight, “Twenty-five hours a day!” 

 –koepenick (Self-released)