PARTY DRESS, THE: : Self-titled: 7”

This is some good, simple, lo-fi, garagey rock and roll. It appears to be the first release for Bonzer Records, which has no web presence other than Bandcamp. No sign of a lyrics sheet or band lineup included and the insert from the label advertises records that are coming out in “Srig 2014.” Seems like these guys were so eager to release, they forgot to cross their t’s and dot their i’s. The Party Dress has some solid bass lines and rhythm guitar over droney rock beats that are a lot like The Cramps but less nostalgic. I like what they’re going for, but I wish they’d put more effort into the record. Like: where are you from? Who is in the band? Did you record in a sewer? Cool album art and decent music. I’d be interested in what they put out from here.

 –Kayla Greet (Bonzer)