ROWDY TOWDY: Self-titled: CDEP

This EP is a bit of an anomaly. They’re essentially country punk, but most country punk bands go in for a gravely or deep-voiced country-style vocalist, whereas here, singer David Groves is rocking the nasally punk rock sound. Each of the four tracks on the record are fairly different; “I Know” is a bass-heavy, traveling, “Ghost Riders in the Sky”-esque tune about running from the cops and making out in abandoned cars, while track two, “The Forest,” seems to be from the perspective of a man who has been turned into a tree. Overall, I’m liking it; hell, I have respect for any band with an upright bass. I’d definitely check out a full-length if they release one.

 –guest (For Documentation Only)