DAMNIT JIMS, THE: Never Die!: 7” EP

A band made up of members of Surrounded By Thieves, DC Fallout, and New Cold War intrigues me, seeing as how I like all three of those groups. The outcome of their endeavors hits the mark immediately. The first two tracks sound a lot like the Circle Jerks, in terms of their structure as well as the vocal delivery. The remaining four songs have more of their own identity but there is no denying the influence that decades of Southern Californian melodic punk has had on the quartet. Good stuff and worth checking out.

 –Rich Cocksedge (Squid Hat, [email protected], squidhatmusic.com)