VARIOUS ARTISTS: Four Bands: CD

Not merely a clever title, what they say is what you get here—Dangerbird, with FOD’s Jim McMonagle handing vocals/guitar, cranking out five tunes decidedly more on the punk side of the fence than the sludgier rock bent of their other releases. Thee Nosebleeds dishing out gruff-vocal rock/punk. Erode and Disappear kick up some bass/drum dust. Circle The City play harder-edged indie-punk stuff that’d nicely fit into Dischord Records’ stable of noise. Dunno if there’s any connection between the bands other than they’re sharing disc space here, but the diversity of sound makes for some well-rounded listening.

 –jimmy (Dangerbird, dngrbrd.com)