RUINING, THE: This Is an Ambush: CDEP

This is the first release from a fairly new band from Trenton, NJ. If you’re from that area, you may remember a band that based their sound off of the ‘90s Lookout! Records catalog called The Checkers. Well, this band exhibits the progression of the musical tastes and abilities of Nick, Andy (who goes by “Ace” in this band), and Matt from The Checkers. The three songs on this possess a sound akin to Hot Water Music and Latterman. There’s an ever-increasing number of bands doing this sort of thing nowadays, but this is, without a doubt, towards the top of the pile. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more releases from these guys. –Dave Dillon 

 –guest (Self-released)