SOMETHING FIERCE / OCCULT DETECTIVE CLUB: Split 10”

My love of bands from Texas continues with this brain-squeezing, amazing double LoneStarState blast of power pop punk whatever. Houston’s Something Fierce are new to me (other than that great set at Awesome Fest) and they kick this record off with a bang. Hard driving, yet kind of dreamy feeling pop, it just feels right. Denton’s Occult Detective Club commands the flip side with laser precision. They’ve been a favorite of mine for a while, and the new songs are more of the same greatness. It’s obvious to me that Dirtnap shares my affinity to Texas bands. Marked Men, Mind Spiders, Bad Sports, High Tension Wires, now Something Fierce and Occult Detective Club. Bring on more!

 –ty (Dirtnap)