This is very “intelligent”-sounding postpunk that lies somewhere between the Hot Snakes and the 400 Blows, with a little late-period Fugazi thrown in, especially on the vocals. It’s pretty damn good. In fact, the only negative thing I can think to say about this is that they were trying too hard to come up with clever song titles, and it comes across like the class clown in middle school that was a nice enough kid, but was just always trying too hard to get attention. Still, I guess I’d rather listen to a song called “1 800 PUPPIES” than one called “Let’s Go, Baby” or some shit like that. Other than the song titles, though, this album rocks pretty hard and I think you should buy one.
–ben (New Regard Media)