REACTION, THE / THE NEVERENDING PARTY: Split 7″ EP: Split: 7″ EP

The Reaction features Wade from 50 Million, an awesome band at one time, on guitar and vocals. It’s a nice throwback to the old school with classic rock riffage and all the dinge and dirge of a solid basement band. Track one, “Unbelievable,” has a nice Replacements feel to it, and track two, “Stitches,” which features the bass player on vocals, reminds me of the Avengers. Tight for a first release. The Neverending Party features Nate from Bent Outta Shape. Solid rocking two songs here. Track one, “Can’t Give You a Thing,” sounds like MC5. Second track, called “Alice,” is another straight up rocker. Liked both bands here, good split, but I think The Reaction are more to my liking.

 –Dave Disorder (Thrillhouse)