VARIOUS ARTISTS: Puke & Destroy Vol. 2: 7”

Snuffy Smile Records out of Japan has consistently been putting out the best melodic punk that Japan (and the rest of the world) has to offer for what seems to be the last twenty years. This compilation pairs two of Japan’s finest melodic punk bands against two equally great bands from the U.S., with two songs from each band; all songs clocking in under a minute. Japan’s GleamGarden and What-A-Nights are paired on side A against the U.S. bands Tenement and Holy Shit! on side B, all pumping out thirty- to forty-five-second long songs, resulting in a release that is quite varied yet still a lot of fun. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Snuffy Smiles)