Three bands—two Japanese, one American—each with two songs apiece. Your Pest Band: Landing somewhere between The Urchin and the Raydios; a proficient Japanese punk band. Thankfully, they’re not sterile, but they’re also not as memorable as the two signposts I just mentioned. By far, my favorite tracks are by Defect Defect, and although the delivery’s convincing and I like the song, the phrase “Fuck God Lets Punk” is pretty cheesy. Groaning Groove sounds like a grunge band attempting metal, featuring the voice of an angry, lesser-known Muppet. Not my bag. I have total respect for Snuffy Smiles, but this 7” delivered mixed results.
–todd (Snuffy Smiles)