MANTS, THE: Do the Dummy!: LP

I have been waiting a hell of a long time to hear a full-length record from Planet X’s (via Calgary in the ‘90s, via Victoria BC currently) Mants. Twenty years, to be exact. The Half Man, Half Ant, All Action 7” came out in 1996 and I have been a diehard fan ever since. What’s not to love? Raw, fuzzy garage punk played by humanoid ants in dapper suits is an all-around win in my books. The big question is do The Mants hold up after a couple of decades? Well, it is apparent to me that Mants age differently than us puny humans since this LP sounds as fresh as that first slab did back in 1996. If the time has come to be enslaved by our insect overlords, I will be first in line doing The Dummy! 

 –Ty Stranglehold (Dead Beat)