KRAYONS: Damn Bonus Disc: CD

May 18, 2010

From the first song, Krayons instantly remind me of a couple of my favorite bands from the San Diego area: Fluf and Tiltwheel. Sweet and chubby riffs and rollicking rides over songs hammered together with equal parts care and disdain. Well, like I said, Krayons remind me of those bands. Not as good as either of them, but still really enjoyable. By the third song, things change up to more of a straight up scrappy punk thing that is different, but also good... Now a poppier, Descendentsier song. The vocals are very Dave Smalley-like. These guys are all over the place, but I’m liking all of it. It seems that they’ve been around in one form or another since 1987. I think this may be some kind of brief retrospective, but there is very little information to go on. After a little internet digging, I’ve found out that this disc is the “bonus” disc that went along with their retrospective Hindsight Is 20/20. I’ll have to get that now.

 –ty (TFC, tfc-records.com)

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