HAPPY CAMPERS: Dancing with Demons: CD

This is the sort of driving, melodic punk rock that Epitaph wished it was putting out in the ‘90s. Unfortunately, I mostly remember Epitaph’s output from that time period as being tepid and homogeneous. This disc is anything but. While it touches on all the cornerstones of the genre, from the sing-along choruses to the not-quite-buzzsaw-but-still-kind-of-cutting riffs, this is very pure and heart-on-sleeves. I just hope people are still into this stuff. 

 –mp (Self-released, happycampers.org)