SCEPTRES, THE: Self-titled: 7”

Cover reminds me of something that would’ve sat in the 45 bin at Pasadena’s Poobah Records for ages, waiting for someone to polish it off ‘n’ give it a much deserved spin. “Flatline Generation” is a nice bit of thuddy punk with some definite artiness buried in the heft. The flip, “The Tow,” follows pretty much along the same lines; catchy, but packing a bit of punch to get the point across. This’ll definitely grow on me.

 –jimmy (Dire, no address)