CHARGER: Watch Your Back: 12” EP

Matt Freeman was in many other bands besides Operation Ivy and Rancid, including a stint in MDC. One of Freeman’s current projects is Charger, and his unmistakable voice shines through on the two tracks. Musically, there’s as much of a classic rock influence as anything else. As is often the case with Pirates Press, this release experiments with a new format. This media type premiered recently on a record by The Drowns. It looks like a picture disc, but it’s really a new process that allows for UV printing onto actual vinyl. As an added novelty, the artwork includes red eyes that glow in black light. Pirates Press continues to amaze with their quest to try out as many novel pressing techniques as possible. –Art Ettinger (Pirates Press)