GRUBS, THE: Dirty Love: Dirty Love: CDEP

Here’s what I liked about this CD right away: the lyrics are on yellow lined paper and there is a drawing of Hank Hill next to them. Meanwhile, the cover looks like this band met at a dispensary in Boulder, CO. The Grubs play fast pop punk that sounds like it was made in a rural town. The vocals have a rough-around-the-edges, Youth Brigade thing happening while the music sounds like it’s fueled by Pabst—or maybe Milwaukee’s Beast. 

 –Ryan Nichols (Self-released, [email protected])