GET BENT / JEAN CLAUDE JAM BAND: Split: 7″

While J.C.J.B. definitely has the superior name, I found Get Bent to be a much tighter band with an overall more enjoyable song. It features heartfelt, clean vocals from one singer plus a contribution from a really cool, raspy singer towards the end. They come off like a faster, more aggressive Jawbreaker. JCJB brings more of the Americana, country-influenced style complete with guitar solos and laid-back harmonizing. As much as I love that stuff when it works, I just didn’t see it jelling as much here. Maybe next time. -Evan Katz

 –guest (Kiss Of Death)