DOMESTICA: Mommyhead / Self-titled: 7″ / CDEP

Don’t remember much at all about the ‘90s band that preceded Domestica, Mercy Rule, but they sound like they learned quite a bit from their adventures in that decade. The songwriting, loud guitars, and general feel of the tunes recall that brief period in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s when bands were experimenting with what would happen when you mixed this’n’that with punk’s energy. Although probably not stuff the average Joe wanting something to complement his DRI fixation would wanna invest in, their tunes are catchy, well crafted, and leave pleasant memories when “indie rock” wasn’t a bad thing to call a band. 

 –jimmy (Speed Nebraska, no address)