JAPANTHER: Divorce/Evil Earth: 7”

There are only two songs, but I’ve probably played them over a hundred times each since I got the record last week. “Divorce” is a weird/sad song that somehow sounds like Toys That Kill and The Spits at the same time. “Evil Earth” shouldn’t work. It’s got the most clichéd punk rock chorus ever, but is saved by the strategic deployment of a few refrains of “Yeah, motherfucker!” That’ll get it done.  –Jim Ruland (Arkam, myspace.com/arkamrecords)