ULTRAMAN / DOT DASH!: Split: 10”

Wow. St. Louis’s classic Dag Nasty-ish Ultraman return with this neat split with a French band called Dot Dash! Dot Dash! are more power poppy than Ultraman, but the two bands very much complement one another. Ultraman is one of those groups that is still remembered regionally, but is often overlooked by those not in the Midwest. They’ve always felt like St. Louis’s Naked Raygun in that they’re catchy, but not obnoxiously so. The lesser known Dot Dash! are very likable, too. Have your French friends over for a mixer and check this nifty platter out.

 –Art Ettinger (Chanmax)