VARIOUS ARTISTS: UDC 4 Way Split: LP

Four current Alabama musical outfits come together for an intriguing taste of some weird ass shit that’s currently going down in the region. The outer edges of each side are occupied by elder acts—Rise Up Howling Werewolf and The Baker Street Irregulars—while the middles contain Shining Path (who are technically not allowed to be a band by the state of Alabama, because they painted black face on a Confederate statue!) and Walker Yancey. Musically, it varies from rootsy folksiness to psychy punkness. This record is an endearing multi-generational snapshot of four bands that are keeping DIY well and alive in the non-stop state of Alabama. Totally legit.

 –Daryl Gussin (UDC Audio)