MIDDLE CLASS TRASH: Self-Titled: CD

This was bit of a surprise. They firmly fit into the modern punk/hardcore camp, but they manage to keep themselves interesting by keeping most of their songs in middle-gear and embellishing them with interesting chord arrangements and the odd unconventional rhythm instead of relying solely on blasting forward as fast as possible. Great stuff here, and they’ll no doubt achieve “seriously fuggin’ good” status in short order. On a side note, if the band don’t work out, the singer has a definite future in a DRI cover band, as he sounds enough like the lead singer of that band that I had to check and make sure his name wasn’t Kurt.

 –jimmy ([email protected])