DIRTY LOOKS: Demo: tape

This is actually three-fourths of Bent Outta Shape with a different singer, and it’s not too far removed from what that band is doing: kinda sloppy, kinda melodic punk that thrives in basements and warehouses. Unlike a lot of bands that get compared to the Avengers just because they have a female singer, there actually is a bit of a vocal resemblance here, except that it’s a little bit more subdued than Penelope Houston’s fearless wail. With a less muffled recording, they’d probably be just as good as—or better than—bands like Bitchin’ or This Is My Fist. Five originals and a cover of my favorite Dead Moon song.

 –josh ([email protected])