SOMETHING FIERCE / OCCULT DETECTIVE CLUB: Split 10”

Something Fierce’s sound is hard to describe and regularly argued over. It’s almost like they’re playing high-energy post-punk that’s actually fun to listen to. And above all, there’s no doubt that they do it well. Last year’s Don’t Be So Cruel LP is still in constant rotation, and these songs won’t be any different. Occult Detective Club crank out four classic punk jams. The vocals got some gravel to them; when the guitar leads kick in the world just feels like it’s rotating a little faster. I almost expected the solo in “Ships at Sea” to disrupt orbit, but it looks like that was just wishful thinking.

 –Daryl Gussin (Dirtnap)