HIPPY RIOT: Self-titled: CD

Compiled for their Alabama tour, this is four tracks of backwoods punk rock via San Pedro, California. Featuring Almighty Do Me A Favor’s Bradley Williams on guitar and vocals, and Raul, Jacob, and Kevin from Killer Dreamer backing him up, you can only imagine how rocking this is. I remember a couple years ago seeing ADMF and KD playing together and having a psyched-out jam sesh to segue between their sets, this is not that. This is swaggering punk with dirty twang to it. Think early Texas punk rock, the punk appropriation of CBGBs, and the aimless spirit of Jeffrey Lee Pierce.

 –Daryl Gussin (Cali Mucho)