WET ONES: Self-titled: LP

Apr 29, 2016

The Black Gladiator imprint of Slovenly Records have absolutely been on a roll lately, seemingly putting out all of the best of the scummiest garagey punk bands out there. They seem to be a fan of bands who have adopted the recording technique from the first Guitar Wolf record – everything turned up to 11, the EQ meters all peaking well into the red, often resulting in a ridiculously distorted but super great mess. This LP by Wet Ones record is no exception, adopting the super-loud and distorted technique on many songs, especially with the vocals. I hear The Spits influence in some of these songs at times, just enough to not be too much. Overall, this is exactly what I want in a skuzzy, garagey punk record. Great short songs with hooks, but ultimately so distorted and fucked up that you don’t realize until the next day, when you can’t get that chorus out of your head, that the songs are actually really, really catchy. 

 –Mark Twistworthy (Black Gladiator / Slovenly, slovenly.com)

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