MUDDY RAILS: Self-titled: CD

May 17, 2013

Muddy Rails’ debut album is nine songs in just over twenty minutes of Hot Water Music-influenced punk from Iowa. Yes, Iowa. It seems fun and energetic and perhaps something that a number of Razorcake listeners might enjoy. There’s something infectious about the sound that I can’t deny, but, at the same time, is too formulaic of something that might have been put out on Fat or Epitaph back in the day that makes me not want to like it. I’m split, but if you’re looking for a new indie punk band to get into, you might want to give Muddy Rails a try.

 –kurt (Brolester)