CHOKE CHAINS: Trace Amounts: LP

Blown-out and obtuse garage-y punk from Michigan that retains a danceable rhythm throughout and has great distorted vocals. There’s enough variety through these songs to keep you interested but they have a good core sound that lends the band their own aesthetic. The phrase “simple but effective” could be used to describe so much about this record: the vocal harmonies, the guitar leads, the drum style. RIYL: the Spits, Guitar Wolf, Fidlar but don’t expect a rehash of any of those bands. –Ian Wise (Heel Turn)