LOWER ECHELON, THE: Descent of…: 7”

For starters, this four-song release was recorded by Golden Beat Studios’s Andrew Schubert, who is a one-man army when it comes to documenting West Coast-based, independent punk bands. Others who owe a debt of gratitude to Schubert include personal favorites Spokenest and Neighborhood Brats. As for the Lower Echelon, what’s not to love? It is Los Angeles-based, guitar-centered punk rock with Jello Biafra-inspired vocals that playfully poke and prod the listener in hopes that they will wake the fuck up. 

 –John Mule (Ghostbot, ghostbotrecords.com)