DOUGLAS SHIELDS AND THE X-FACTORS: Self-titled: 7”

DSXF play a fuzzy, tender brand of punk over the course of the four songs on this 7”. This three-piece hails from Gainesville and has some similarities to some of the other punk bands from that great city but also seems to have some more heart in their music than any sense of overt anarchic spirit. DSXF seem like the type of band you’d catch opening at a basement show that you didn’t know but after seeing them you’d say, “Well that was a pleasant surprise,” and wouldn’t mind hearing more of them in the future. I wasn’t expecting much from this, but I can dig it.

 –kurt (Jeremy)