HELL CITY KINGS: “One Night Stand Ego” b/w “Two Grams All for Me”: 7”

I feel like going the “blank-city-noun” route for a band name is kinda weak, and done to death. That being said, these dudes are from Houston, TX. I’ve been to Houston. I spent the time it takes to ride the bus all the way across town, sprint to the nearest interstate onramp, and catch a ride the hell outta there. I totally dig cat-fist-fish cover art by Rae Ahn, and time-lapse comic insert by Jason Karns. Super cool stuff. As for the music, think Turbonegro-style, testosterone-driven rock’n’roll, and they do it very well. 

 –Jackie Rusted (Artificial Head)