NARCO ESTADO: Self-titled: 7″ EP

A demo these Mexico City punkers released a while back is now seeing some vinyl time. They dish out mid-tempo, gruff-vocaled tunes that hint at more than a little of the “street punk” that has long influenced bands outta that area. Their lyrics address the sense of futility and existential struggles of being young in this “modern” world, spurned romantic interest, pining for long-lost friendships, feelings of isolation, and living under the repressive conditions of a “narcoestado.” Fans of the work coming out of the Silenzio Statico collective here in Los will find much to whet their appetites. 

 –Jimmy Alvarado (Going Underground)