RED DOVES: Off the Grid: LP

Like the Regulations, Sweden’s Red Doves recalls some of West Coast U.S. punk rock’s higher points. The sound here, however, is a bit more spread out across the left coast than their fellow punker countrymen: South Bay-influence, with shades of Nervous Breakdown-era Black Flag, Sick Pleasure, Los Olvidados, and maybe even the Lewd commingling all nice and friendly-like within the onslaught of short-tempered thud that comes in, musses up the room a bit, then fucks off before you know what hit you.

 –jimmy (Gaphals,