LAST TARGET: What Caused the Problem? b/w God’s Gamble: 7″

Fuck yeah! Right when the needle hit the wax I knew this was going to be good. It’s a Japanese band featuring one of the ladies from Thug Murder oscillating her vocals with a guy. It’s snarly, seamless, tooth-rattling punk rock with both barrels a-blazin’ that’s less oi and more straight-ahead punk than her previous outfit. If I have to make some comparisons, I’d go with she sounds like a glass-gurgling Joan Jett in a band as talented and scorching as The Urchin (lots of effortless time changes and bits of flash) but more intentionally rough and burly. I have no idea what they’re singing about, but at the end, it sounds like “Death Star, Death Star, Death Star. Grraarrh!” Can’t help but like this. Recommended.

 –todd (TKO)