STRANGE WILDS: Wet: 7”

The intro riff on the “The Traitor” had me instantly buying in. Their music is the offspring of Sonic Youth’s “Silver Rocket,” Drive Like Jehu’s “Golden Brown,” and a dash of Bleach-era Nirvana for good measure. This is noisy punk for noisy’s sake. I’m not entirely sold on the moody vocals; the primal howls are a better fit. The intriguing musical fusion has me keeping tabs on this Olympia, Washington-based band. 

 –Sean Arenas (Inimical)