LATEX LOVERS, THE: Self-titled: LP

Sep 19, 2013

Brash, quick, lo-fi punk that draws from the same playbook that The Briefs used. While fun in places, the record lacks an essential buzz, a pop, a quality, what have you. There is no excitement in the rhythms, no drive in the intensity. These songs have been seen in places you’ve frequented before: tongue-in-cheek chanting songs, steady-rhythm Ramones rockers, sci-fi tropes turned into song titles. For all I say against it, the album works more than it doesn’t, but a half-good album is still only half-good. (What can I say? I’m a glass half empty kind of guy.) Half recommended. Grade: B.

 –Bryan Static (P. Trash,