SHOT BAKER: Awake: CD

Straight ahead punk rock from this Chicago four piece: great melodies, tight chops, and thoughtful songwriting. This band takes bits of what other bands from their city blazed a dark trail with but add their own identity into it. “Friendship” and “Bred to Be Perfectionists” stick on this platter, but all the songs have their strengths. Let’s put it this way kids—would Naked Raygun take this band out on tour unless they brought it? I think not.

 –koepenick (Underground Communique)