COMPRESSIONS: Self-titled: CS

Chicago area punks Compressions are scene veterans having previously served time in such prolific acts as Pedestrians, Loser Life, and Divine Right, among many others. Wasting no time, Compressions power through eight songs of Jealous Again era Black Flag-inspired hardcore punk delivered with the sort of reckless abandon that can only come from a city whose violent crime rate continues to skyrocket. Anti-social punk for hopeless times. I’m loving it. –Juan Espinosa (Compressions, compressions.bandcamp.com)