CHRISTOPHE SOURICE: La Crise: 7”

If you have ever wondered what Jawbreaker would sound like if they sang in French, consider yourself one lucky duck. France’s Christophe Sourice have nailed Blake Schwarzenbach’s gravelly vocals and head-noddingly infectious guitar melodies on this two-song 7”. Sure, they aren’t breaking new ground, but they aren’t fucking it up either. It might take me a Duolingo lesson (or two), but I plan on singing along eventually. –Sean Arenas (Slow Death, slow-death.org)