My knee jerk response to “Do the Mental Twist” is that it sounds like early Jesus And Mary Chain without the heroin-chic laze in the delivery and less sheet metal guitar feedback. Then they go straight into straightforward punk rock stuff with “I Don’t Want to Have an Operation,” effectively shitcanning my pretentious reviewer pigeonholing. Before I can blink, that tune’s over and I gotta flip it over. “Drugstore/Pharmacy” keeps things up-tempo, but has a darker tinge to its edges than the two on the flip. I like these kids a helluva lot, even if they do sound like they’re playing at the bottom of a well.
–Jeff Proctor (Hozac, no address)