NONA / PEOPLE WATCHIN’: Split 7”

(Disclaimer: On the front of this record, written in Sharpie, reads “ex-Credentials and member of Spraynard,” which is now ex-Spraynard, I guess. I have no idea which band they’re talking about. Maybe both? My money’s on People Watchin’.) Nona: Shang-A-Lang meets Good Luck if it was sung by Kim Shattuck from The Muffs. It’s fan-fucking-tastic. Catchy in the Ergs kind of way, where the parts of the song aren’t repeated ad infinitum and the variety in any given song is impressive. For a band that only has this plus a demo EP floating around, this is remarkable. I’ll be keeping a close eye on them over the coming years. People Watchin’: Ah, Rivethead, I hear you so often it seems almost impossible that you only put out two EPs. You can probably guess that this is growly, fast pop punk. The songs grab a tempo and stick to it with solid guitar work carrying the band’s sound. What a beautiful release, highly recommended.

 –Bryan Static (Get Better, getbentrecordsnh.limitedrun.com / My Parents / Behind Punk / Square Of Opposition, squareofopposition.com)