SANTA CRUZ: Smartest Band in the Fucking World: 10”

Despite their mélange of ‘90s skater punk, funk, reggae, and rap, they not are from the questionable city of Santa Cruz, CA, but from Nantes, France. This 10” is just reinforcement of my view that good French bands are few and far between—I’m always accepting evidence to the contrary. It’s not the worst thing ever, but it is shocking that six different labels thought that this was worth putting out. (Sorry to Santa Cruz, CA, for the potshot. It ain’t all bad there!)

 –Vincent (Can I Say? canisayrecords.com / Crapoulet, crapoulet.fr / Des Ciseaux et une Photocopiuese, ciseauxphotocopieuse.bigcartel.com / Guerilla Asso, guerilla-asso.com/jdf / Negative Youth, negativeyouthrecords.com / No Routine, [email protected]))