I EXCUSE: Burn the Empty to Ash: CD

As if you needed one, here’s another reason to go to Japan. I Excuse plays fantastic rough-and-tumble melodic punk, quite a bit like the Thumbs, especially vocally. That’s great in itself, but what really lights this disc on fire is the white-fucking-hot, razor sharp guitar work straight out of the Leatherface songbook. Hear that, Thumbs? Put out a record and go on tour before this band steals your thunder. –Not Josh

 –guest (Newest Industry)