SHOREBIRDS: Self-titled: 7”

Over the summer I set up a show for two Olympia bands who were touring with tapes that they had made. Tapes? I’m not a fan so I was pretty glad to see this DIY release come in from Olympia on vinyl. Shorebirds play melodic punk that’s less poppy than Delay, but poppier than Witches With Dicks. Think of a less smart-ass Bent Outta Shape. Contains ex-members of Jawbreaker and the Latterman, which could explain why it’s such a solid release.

 –Daryl Gussin (Shore Birds)