NEGATIVES, THE: Self-titled: 7”

I’m not sure if the Negatives are from Orange County, or if they just sound like they are, but they play that drunken beach punk that fits in perfectly on a Hostage Records comps. They’d be a perfect band to play on a bill with Smogtown or the Smut Peddlers. They’ve learned good lessons from the Crowd, the Adolescents, and TSOL. And, if all this sounds good to you, this three-song seven inch is a good way to introduce yourself to the band. I recommend it.

 –sean (Noma Beach)