I was surprised to see that McRackins have been putting stuff out again since 2009 or so. I hadn’t heard anything from the solid pop punk band since about ‘98 and did not expect a reunion of such a weird ‘90s novelty band. Glad to report that the songwriting is still top notch and that the dress up aspect still takes second place to good songs. On the flip is the oddly named Nuclear Santa Claust, who sound a whole lot like the Spits. Pretty solid split and I now find myself hoping for a new McRackins full length. It’s nice when a coupla eggs and a dog can write some great songs and still be kicking around twenty years later.
–frame (Don Giovanni)