USELESS ID: Symptoms: CD

I always kinda assume that any Fat Wreck band I haven’t heard of or didn’t make their way up on a label I dig is probably “for kids.” That’s probably a shitty generalization, but it’s one that seems to be pretty accurate in the case of Useless ID. Straightforward, fast, melodic-yet-snarly punk rock played by guys who likely grew up on the same rather-accessible Southern California skatepunk that most of us found our stride with, but never really moved on from there. I’m sure a jillion kids love this shit, but I won’t be jumping on board.

 –Dave William (Fat Wreck)