LEXICON DEVILS: Self-titled: 7”

May 08, 2013

Nicely done Hostage Records-style punk via Italy. Four frenetic, uptempo scorchers, consisting of equal parts Amoebas and Adolescents. I enjoy records like this because they manage to sound both timeless and resoundingly new—a band working from a well-loved and respected template without copying the blueprints. They’re not reinventing the wheel here, but they are flicking garbage at it and asking it for cigarettes. The cover illustration features some poor guy trying to climb his way out of a bathroom.

 –keith (Surfin’ K)