EL PATHOS: Hate & Love: CD

These Austin, Texas dudes bring a refreshing cocktail of some ‘60s psych punk and Iggy-style rock to the table while managing to not sound like either. El Pathos is a punk rock supergroup of sorts, as the rhythm section is being held down by Buxf Parrot and Pat Doyle of the legendary Dicks and Offenders respectively. Pedigree aside, this disc kills it in a totally unexpected way. Every song has its own identity and vocalist David Duett has a strong enough presence to keep it all together. This disc hasn’t left my rotation since I got it. Totally worth seeking out.

 –Garrett Barnwell (Saustex Media, saustexmedia.com)