HUNCHBACK / TRASHIES, THE: Together at Last: Split 7”

May 10, 2007

The Trashies: I’m pretty stoked on this band as of recently. Part surf and part punk that’s sloppy as hell, but still knows exactly what it’s doing. The more you listen, the more influences you can pick out, but it’s not derivative in the least bit. Hunchback: One of the best bands in New Jersey that not many people outside of The Garden State are aware of. Taking inspiration from the most obscure, weirdo noise, ‘80s hardcore, and Killed by Death records, and combining it all together into some of the most beautiful songs about ugliness I’ve ever heard.

 –joe (Freedom School)