DFMK: TV & Dirty Trash (EP, Demos and Crap 2010-2013): Cassette

A cassette collection by DFMK from Tijuana, MX compiling its earliest material. These cats have been a Razorcake HQ favorite for a few years now but have recently gained the respect and admiration of like-minded punks all over the West Coast, having built quite the reputation with their over-the-top live shows and constant touring. Musically, it’s on track with some of the bands who don’t fit the typical hardcore mold (think Neighborhood Brats). There aren’t any speed limits being broken and the guitar hooks are catchier than most. The vocals are mostly sung as opposed to being shouted, which is certainly not very typical in punk these days but is still as effective. As previously stated, these guys are native to Mexico and thus all the lyrics are in Spanish, but you don’t need to understand the words to speak the international language of friendship through DIY punk. Pick this up at one of their shows, and while you’re at it, ask them about one of their Don’t Fuck My Kids T-shirts which are perfect for Sunday church with the fam.

 –Juan Espinosa (Get Better)