VARIOUS ARTISTS: A Fist Full of Singles: 7”

Four-song compilation record of Portland, Oregon punk rock. Stumblebum kicks this sucker off with a killer tune in the early Vandals/T.S.O.L. vein. The Mormon Trannys are a little more hardcore skate punk a la Agression or The Faction. 42 Ford Prefect crank things up further with some high velocity punk rock’n’roll more akin to New Bomb Turks. Dartgun and the Vignettes close things out with a more mid-tempo rock’n’roll stomper with female backup vox. Love the four-song scene sampler 7” format, and at least the first two bands here are worth checking out further. 

 –Chad Williams (Volume Bomb, volumebombrecords.wordpress.com)