HOLY SHIT: Jazz Phaze: 7” EP

Real solid, smartly aggressive, fuck-with-you hardcore that’s channeling the spirit of Flipper and Saccharine Trust (make your audience pay—and not monetarily—for showing up), laid down and stretched apart on the rack of the Minutemen (they’re intricate and driving when they choose), which puts them in contemporary league with the AbiYoyos and 400 Blows. Intentionally disjointed but held together by fuzz, herky jerkiness, and screaming that sounds like the vocalists are coughing up sweater-sized balls of fur. Not every day listening, but well pulled off.

 –todd (Trigger-on-the-dutendoo)