REPROBATES: Self-titled: Demo Cassette

A five-song cassette of straight-ahead classic punk stylings. That should pretty much tell the story, but, hopefully, not in a bad way. Reprobates were a pretty good listen in my humble opinion; nothing wholly inventive, but it certainly held my attention for a long time. I had to dig a bit to find a working cassette player—a potential turn-off for some, perhaps. But since the cassette is an old Genesis release that had been taped over, it works really well as a physical symbol of the band’s mentality. I look forward to hearing more from these guys.

 –Eric Carlson ([email protected])