NORTH LINCOLN: Self-titled: 7″

Much in the same way that young bands like Mea Culpa and Rivethead sound very well-realized, this band sounds totally confident on this 7”. I must say, having seen these guys in Gainesville during one of the best weekends of my life last year, I was a little apprehensive that maybe they weren’t going to live up to what I remembered. I shouldn’t have worried. Cribbing notes from prime Avail (it’s earnest and energetic) and Tiltwheel (the tight instrumental interlock), they sound pretty fucking good right about now. Recommended for fans of gruff-voiced melodic punk.

 –josh (The Support Group)