BLACK ANEMONE: In It for Life: CD

This is a Swedish folk punk record from a band that aligns itself with “chaos and mischief.” The first track features a literal ditty about getting drunk, which earns the moniker “punk” with the vocalist’s scratchy yelling-singing. There is banjo; there is violin; there is even a recording of a sea shanty (“Drunken Sailor”). Black Anemone is competent at what it does: a highly Irish-inflected and well-produced rock-adjacent old timey sound. This is not music I would choose to listen to, but for the folk punks out there, it might be. –Lyle (Self-released, blackanemone.bandcamp.com)