RISE UP HOWLIN WEREWOLF: X-Mas Lights Plugged in: 7”

Aside from having an amazing name, these guys bring a kickass blend of punk rock and dirty blues to the table. The songs manage to be ragged and tough while still leaving room for melody and nuance. There’s even an anthemic quality in parts; the vocals, while stark, manage to cut through the wall of sound.

 –guest (Vertical House)