DECRANEO: Self-titled: LP

May 21, 2014

I’m friends with Ken who runs F.Y.B.S. records, so my interest was piqued when I got my grubby little hands on this Spanish LP. Didn’t even know he was a part of this release. That and the bitchin’ cover art, all weird and neon pink with a Godzilla-type flea. Rad cover art never hurts. More great punk from Spain spews forth from DeCraneo. Ripping female vocals, a mix of newcomers Destruye Y Huye and icon Alice Bag over late ‘70s punk riffs. Fast and furious guitar. Anxious as fuck, with a kick. It doesn’t let up. I have to say it reminded me of the Spanish band Sudor that I was lucky enough to see (and play with) who recently toured through the U.S. Failed politics and social unrest of Spanish youth has really shaped a new generation of punks. It’s disheveled and dark and unbelievably epic on the ears. Pick it up! 

 –Camylle Reynolds (F.Y.B.S. / Crapoulet / 1984 / Impala Un O / Primitive / Derrick Hunter Rcds / MMM Discos)