COSAS ILEGALES: Self-titled: 10” EP

Taking the Ramones simple-is-better aesthetic and deconstructing it even further, Cosas Ilegales serve up ten jams short on both time and noodling. With blown-out guitars, barked vocals, and what sounds like a drum machine, they hit the sweet spot between garage, punk, and stabs at quasi-futuristic hardcore. No frills, no bullshit, but attitude to spare. –Jimmy Alvarado (Static Blooms, staticbloomsrecords.com)