KOSHER: Self Control: CD

It’s funny, but every time I listen to this album, I end up singing a Descendents’ song in my head. It’s usually “Bikeage” because some parts of Kosher’s “Brand New Enemy” sound so similar. Kosher seems to borrow a lot from the Descendents. The singer sounds a lot like Milo. They both have that happy melody with angry vocals. Kosher plays their instruments well and the songs are pretty well-constructed (though they probably could’ve taken a lesson from the Descendents’ brevity and cut off a few of their songs before they repeat the same line eight times. Sorry. I have a short attention span). It’s actually not a bad album and I could see these guys doing real well if they got themselves on a bigger label and opened for a bigger band. If that happens, I’m gonna go to the show and stand in front and scream “Play ‘Suburban Home'” until they do it

 –sean (Kosher, 311 Ming St., Warrensburg, MO 64093)