GORDON GANO’S ARMY: Fifty Hours: 7”EP

Great debut release from an English DIY punk band. Gordon Gano’s Army has the cleanly polished, hard-gemlike quality of early Jam raveups: anthemic but not in “dudebroyeah” or soundtrack-to-sporting-events ways. Four tight, thoughtful, and tasteful pop-leaning punk rock tunes that’re chockfull of good advice, much like Smalltown and The Tranzmitors. Although corporations and their collusion with governments across the world is a horrible practice and there’s ample evidence that the world sucks, you’ve got to make the best of what you’ve got, even if it’s your stale bread and bad milk making it into the lyrics of uplifting songs.

 –todd (AARBR)