LONGINGS: Self-titled: LP

Here is some killer post-punk from some place other than Portland, OR. Longings are from Amherst, Mass. The songs remind me of the more upbeat Christian Death songs on Only Theater of Pain. “Severed Ties” has a Rikk Agnew guitar sound. The alternating male/female vocals help give the record more dynamics. Fans of the Estranged, Thee Indoors, Christian Death, and the Proletariat will love this band.

 –Ryan Nichols (Echo Canyon, echocanyonrecords.com)