LITTLE LUNGS: Living Hell: 7”EP

When it was happening in real time, I didn’t spend a lot of time with K Records or Kill Rock Stars in the late ‘90s. But, over time, and with great suggestions, I’ve been able to retroactively cherry pick some great stuff that seemed either too sweater-vest-precious, overly hyped, or fragile at the time. And it sounds like Little Lungs has (conceptually) done the same. They sound like a contemporary, punk-spirited band reshaping the candy glass pieces of early Sleater Kinney, Tender Trap, perhaps some of the slower, bubbling bits of Bikini Kill. Think melodies, smarts, and bites that won’t break the skin; from former members of Cheeky and The Latterman. Not bad. Not bad.

 –todd (Salinas)