CEMENT SHOES: A Peace Product of the USA: 7”

This two-song 7” from Richmond’s Cement Shoes is an awesome, straightforward, aggressive single. It has a curiously big label feel, despite the neat silkscreened record sleeve, probably since the production is so slick. That’s not a bad thing, as we don’t need to hoard great groups like Cement Shoes in the underground. This is the kind of genuine hardcore punk that could reach a pretty damn wide audience if the world were a different place. –Art Ettinger (Self-released, friendsofcesarromero.bandcamp.com)