OVERNIGHT LOWS, THE: City of Rotten Eyes: CD

Occasionally, a band will blow an unpretentious slab of three chord rock’n’roll right through the wall. The Overnight Lows are from Jackson, Mississippi, a city that is historically remiss in providing the world with blazing punk rock. But the blues defiantly had a baby this time. The Overnight Lows play rippers with a garage sensibility. The title track, “City of Rotten Eyes,” is a mover. “Eyesore” and “So Well Read” slow to a pogo. The vocals display the proper attitude and are backed up appropriately. It never slows down. All the elements are in play.

 –Billups Allen (Goner)