VARIOUS ARTISTS: Portland Mutant Party: 7”EP

First up: the almighty Mean Jeans! Have they ever written a bad song? Ramonescore for people who don’t really like Ramonescore but totally like to party. Therapists: despite their best efforts, it is rare for bands to pull of such a convincing Circle Jerks impression. No disrespect intended. I think I’m a fan. Chemicals: Snotty as hell garage rock with tasteful keyboards. Leaders: quirky punk, akin to Killer Dreamer. I didn’t know this record existed and I’m excited as hell it ended up in my pile for review. A great comp!

 –Chris Mason (Jonny Cat / Portland Mutant Party)