CONDOR: Singles 2017-2018: 12”

Sep 26, 2019

At first glance, it might seem a smidge too early to be releasing a singles collection, with songs from just the last two years. However, this is the first time on vinyl for all of these songs, and the quality is high enough to be deserving of a 12” platter. Condor is a one-man operation out of France. While Maxime Smadja has apparently been involved in many respected punk and hardcore outfits, Condor is the first one I’ve heard of him. Despite the lo-fi, mono recordings (and French language lyrics), the strength of the songs shines through. Equal parts early California punk and Templars-style oi, Condor has riffs, leads, melodies and enough originality to require repeat spins. –Chad Williams (Beach Impediment,

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