GIRL TEARS: Tension: EP

Aesthetic really comes to mind with these guys. They have a clear artistic direction, song formula, and a look. There is a lot of black and white with no bullshit. The songs are short, all clocking in at about one minute. They are quick and to the point with lo-fi, crooner vocals and a straightforward punk sound. I can’t help but think of a more refined version of the Spits. The vinyl is one-sided, the reverse comes with leather jacket etching, and the insert has a booklet full of illustrations by their bassist Tristan Ellis. While their art direction is some of the best I’ve seen in a while, the songs are also rad and they playing constantly. Get into these guys now while they still belong to us. 

 –Ryan Nichols (Sinderlyn, no address listed)