VERMIN, THE: Joe’s Shanghai: CD

The Vermin from Vegas are back with their sleazy, Dwarves-influenced scum punk. It’s all mid-tempo and kind of generic, yet I totally fucking love it. Some of the songs are more melodic than others, but they’re all catchy, especially on a second listen. They use distorted vocals to good effect and I bet these guys tear it up when they go on in the wee hours of the night in their hometown. One of the songs is called “Gimmee Hot Sushi,” with lyrics so vile and cliche that only a humorless dipshit couldn’t fall in love with The Vermin. 

 –Art Ettinger (Wood Shampoo)