DEAD ONES USA / HOLLOW POINTS: Split: 7” EP

Wow, a split featuring two recent bands I really dig. I guess helping that old lady across the street did pay off. Dead Ones USA: “City Lights” is a nice mid-tempo punker tune, replete with “whoa” background vocals. “Modern Day Vietnam” is a bit zippier, and just as catchy. Neither track rivals “Third World USA,” but they are strong in their own right. Hollow Points: Both tracks are just dead-on solid, catchy, and anthemic in all the right ways. This is guaranteed to get played so often it’ll disintegrate within a month.

 –jimmy (No Front Teeth)