CHARLES ALBRIGHT / CROISSANTS, THE: Split: LP

Croissants’ got that Adolescents sound, both literally and figuratively. High energy, upcycled, previously released “We’re in the Basement” sparks into five unapologetically whiny Ramones-esque punk songs full of tight riffs and non-stop slamming drums. Definitely “Trashworthy.” Charles Albright dishes up plenty of unrelenting feedback and signature wail over six songs that simply rip. The songs are also upcycled from previous releases, and I can’t say I’m disappointed to hear them again. “Short Skirt” and “I’m Just a Fine Young Man and I’m Doing So Well” happen to be my personal faves, so the cherry picking was on point. –Camylle Reynolds (SAC, Pleasant Screams)