NEW SWEARS: Funny Isn’t Real: LP

Boy do I love it when an album’s cover accurately describes the music inside. It’s a collage of people in various states of partying. Beer, wounds, cross dressing, and an entire can of cranberry sauce being poured lovingly on a man’s chest. The pictures are cutout and pasted together in a haphazard manner which screams loudly “We’re not professionals! Try this at home!” Now imagine this aesthetic is applied to garage punk in the vein of acts like the Black Lips and Hunx And His Punx with the production values of a Dirtnap band. In short, fantastic. One of the best records of the year, no doubt. Put this sucker on and there’s a party immediately. Like, it just forms around the record. Grade: A.

 –Bryan Static (Bachelor, bachelorrecords.com)