Not sore about Open Sores! This is the first time I’ve heard from Disco Lepers, though they’ve been a band for over a decade, and I’m pleasantly surprised. The band members have cheeky disease names like Chrissy Coli and are running rampant with the malady theme. The EP features three quick-fire punk ditties with gritty guitar, blown-out vocals, piercing sharp solos, and a rhythm section that’ll give you a rumbly in your tumbly. They’re “blow your nose” rock in the sense that they’re snotty and fast. I can’t help but compare them to The Cute Lepers even though they only share the one word in their names. But like The Briefs offshoot, these guys come packed full of energy and sharp, powerful leads. Only thing that makes me sick about this release is that I didn’t know about them sooner.
–Kayla Greet (No Front Teeth)