URCHIN, THE: Another Day, Another Sorry State: CD

Todd scares me sometimes. It was a typical day at the Razorcake HQ. It was the day the contributors come over for slave labor inserting subscription cards into a new issue of the zine. He tried to sell me on this band called The Urchin. Without listening to it he told me, “If you don’t like it, give it back to me.” I guess I’m not giving it back. First of all, this band is from Japan. A big brownie point in my book of biases. Second, these guys play aggressive while maintaining pop melodies. Third, I love it when the vocalist’s accent is super thick when they sing in English. I hate when Todd’s intuition is dead on. Fucker. I still like him.

 –don (Broken ReKids)