VON ZIPPERS, THE: The Crime is Now: CD

Dec 01, 2009

Modern Canadian garage rock is so upbeat and infectious; take The Hanson Brothers, Chixdiggit, The Riff Randells, and of course, The Von Zippers. They’ve been at the party circuit of garage for quite a number of years. Their live shows never disappoint. I saw them once stoned out of my gourd at Bar Deluxe where the singer, ironically wearing a crash helmet, crashed into the front row in the most hilariously accidental way possible. I hope they still wear the Nazi helmets. So here’s their latest effort brimming with party antics, catchy beats, and gosh darnit, some social awareness (“Blue Suit Blues”). Don’t get your hankies out – they still rock the party in your pants and everyone is cumming.

 –nam (Estrus)