Dead Mechanical is one of the best of today’s poppy punk bands. Hailing from Baltimore, the land of John Waters and Insubordination Fest, this new full length is in heavy rotation in the pop underground. These twelve dark songs cover subjects ranging from addiction, being in the wrong place at the right time, and playing a last show. The vocals have a unique touch to them that reminds of the first time I heard Blake Schwarzenbach or Larry Damore. Addict Rhythms is a musical refocus on a seemingly tried and true subgenre. The Dead Mechanical experience is literally like getting a new pair of glasses or contacts, sans the pricey exam.
–Art Ettinger (Traffic Street, trafficstreetrecords.com)