CO-ED: Self-titled: CS

This San Pedro quartet put out a digital demo a while back, and their contribution to the Spike compilation on Water Under The Bridge Records was one of the best songs of the bunch. They keep it going on this six-song cassette: Gabby’s distinctive delivery alternates between clipping rhythmic syllables and stretching them out for max effect. The rhythm section provides a pummeling foundation for this fantastic insect swarm guitar tone that is absolutely sinister-sounding (and awesome). Crucial tunes. –Michael T. Fournier (Sludge People, sludgepeople.merchtable.com)