I swear, listening to an Occult Detective Club record makes me feel like I’m experiencing street punk-influenced pop punk (I loved One Man Army) for the first time again. Every hook and riff is just absolutely perfect when paired with the vocals of what sounds to me like a ballsier Elvis Costello. Just as recent as the release of this record is a split 10” with Something Fierce, another excellent Texas-based outfit who receive many comparisons to the Clash for both sound and modern relevance. If that’s the case, then I’d have to say that Occult Detective Club is our generation’s Stiff Little Fingers and I say that with absolute faith in how bold of a statement that may be. Pick up this record and tell me it doesn’t fucking rock. I’ll slap you silly.
–Juan Espinosa (Dirt Cult, dirtcultrecords.com)