NOISE BY NUMBERS / THE MAGNIFICENT: Split: 7” EP

Noise by Numbers: Some wicked good pop punk here, all Hüsker sheen and Replacements hooks slathered over some well-structured and catchy-as-hell tunes. Truly surprised this band ain’t all over the radio. The Magnificent: I wouldn’t lay any money down, but I’m pretty sure these are different versions of a couple of songs that appeared on their most recent long player. No matter, as the tunes on their own are two more great examples of what these guys do best, namely crank out memorable, anthemic punk tunes that skirt the fine line between pop punk and more oi-influenced “street” fare. Kick ass split, this one.

 –jimmy (Solidarity, solidarityrecordings.com)