MALAVISTA: Self-titled: CDEP

This one caught me by surprise. I haven’t heard anything from Malavista in a couple of years, and apparently, they’ve spent that time getting way better. This EP is five songs long, and the songs bridge the gap between ‘80s hardcore like Los Olvidados and JFA and current OrangeCounty beach punk like Smogtown and the Smut Peddlers. It’s a lot more complex than it sounds on the first listen, and, if you know how much I like all four bands I’ve just compared Malavista to, you understand how impressed I am by this EP.

 –sean (Rezist)