Neighborhood Brats are one of the best punk bands in America right now. Jenny Angelillo’s the star, the live focal point. Think: stilettos, the shoe kind. George Rager’s (real last name) the bear with a buzzsaw guitar. Think: stilettos, the switch-bladed kind. It’s like a ballet with violence. Think Runaways as a single woman. Tougher… tougher, still. Think bloody-nosed, tattooed beauty and Cleveland brawn backing. Think… aw, fuck it… thinking’s overrated. Neighborhood Brats sound like smashing things and that makes me extremely happy. Get on board. Or don’t. I don’t fucking care if you get it or not. Technical notes: longtime Brats fans, yes nine of these songs were previously on the one-side 12”, the Falsified 7”, and the We Own the Night 7”. Is it worth the repurchase? Yes. Two unreleased tracks of Brats are better than ninety-eight percent of full-length records coming out in 2013.