GOLDEN PELICANS: Self-titled: 12” EP

Loud and brash punk rock that puts heavy emphasis on the rock and the roll. “New Jersey” is an absolute killer, with how it instantly gets down to business with a relentless tempo. It’s catchier than hell. The vocalist growls and yowls like a mad dog, and it’s one of those songs you have to listen to immediately again. The whole damn record is a monster: “White on a Friday Night,” “Chad & Stacie,” “Hard to Swallow,” fuck, the whole damn record. The energy is high, the attitude is unapologetic, and the guitars are loud and noisy. I’ve heard some really good records lately, and this one is definitely in my top ten of this year. 

 –M.Avrg (Total Punk, floridasdying.com)