BRONXXX: Free Sample: CD

BronXXX is not The Bronx. This is a band of skate posse thrashers from Japan rather than a Southern Californian punk rock band that used to be called The Drips. I first heard these maniacs a couple of years ago, and a friend broke it down for me. “They are these Japanese dudes who love skating and punk rock but kind of suck at it but do it anyways because they love it. They’re custom made for you!” He said that last part because I am part of a skate crew called Teem Shitty who have a similar philosophy. The tunes are a lot of fun, often reminding me of Calgary skate rock legends Sheglank’d Shoulders. I bet their shows are bananas! This CD is comprised of their half of a split LP with Vancouver’s Tubuloids that came out on Beer City Records a while back. –Ty Stranglehold (Self-released, bronxxx.bandcamp.com)