Mar 28, 2018

Known as Bent Left for their first eight records, Company Retreat offers number nine under a new name. Put short, this record f’ing rules. It’s what I want punk rock to be: smart, funny, incisive, while somehow reveling in and laughing at the despair and destruction that dogs our steps. The sound, especially in terms of the rhythms and vocal harmonies, reminds me a whole lot of the Menzingers sans all the emo and reset at a blistering pace with some tubas and trombones thrown in for good measure. I can’t get enough of this. –The Lord Kveldulfr (Encapsulated)