BY-PRODUCTS, THE: Praying Mantüs: LP

The By-Products play wonderfully fast, goofy punk that reminds me of a less-melodic version of The Bananas. Originally intended as an EP, they went all out and put together full thirteen tracks of sloppy wonderment with Praying Mantüs. It’s impishly obnoxious, perfected with scientific precision to strike a chord with those of us who like our punk extra weird. They were playing shows regularly in the L.A. area when the pandemic hit. Hopefully they’ll be back as soon as it’s safe for shows to return. –Art Ettinger (Collision Course)