KILLED BY THE BULL: Self-titled: CD

Former members of the Judas Factor and Jett Brando make up this three piece indie folk punk act. Some of the music is slightly silly, but much of it is catchy and somewhat infectious, but more in a lighter-edged manner than anything with a typically “hard” factor to it. This is hardly what one would expect from former members of a hardcore band, but good for them for expanding their horizons (think sunny spring afternoon as opposed to angry, bitter winter). The rhythm section is very tight, as the bass line is all over the place and the drumming can go from steady to blistering. Unfortunately, repeated listens didn’t do much to really make much of an impression for me as a jaded music critic but maybe some fans of punk bands like Calibretto 13 or Against Me! would dig this? Meh.

 –kurt ([email protected])