DIRTY FENCES: Full Tramp: LP

Dirty Fences is a New York City-based band taking cues from the ‘70s part of the Big Apple’s dirty rock’n’roll past. There’s plenty of Dictators and Ramones influence here without ever sounding anything like either. You can tell that the band decidedly pull the most influence from the “rock” sides of those bands’ discographies (as opposed to the “punk” sides), and it really works well for them—the songs sound fresh and exciting without sounding derivative. Every song has an undeniable hook, often rammed home with the use of a crafty vocal harmony that I’m an absolute sucker for every time. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Slovenly)