JUVENTUD CRASA / MENOSVALIDOS: Split: CD

Very solid split album featuring two female-fronted punk rock bands from Latin America. Juventud Crasa hail from Puerto Rico and are the more experimental of the two. They play passionate punk rock with a strong rock en Español influence. The songs move and switch up styles, but carry a consistent emotion that ties them all together. Menosvalidos from Mexico are definitely the more straightforward of the two, but they make up for it in spades with aggression and spitfire. Male and female vocalists switch duties throughout the very tight and short tracks. I can’t read the lyrics in the booklet, but I’m guessing that they’re political in nature. Highly recommended. –Evan Katz

 –guest (Southkore)