DAVE SMALLEY & THE BANDOLEROS: Ignited: 7” EP

If you didn’t read the liner notes you would be hard pressed to tell that the vocals were recorded in Virginia and all the music was laid down in Spain. It does not negatively affect the music, in any event. Following up on their first full-length from 2018, this record features five hard-charging songs with an energetic mix from Bill Stevenson. Lyrical topics of standing up for yourself and staying true to your beliefs ring true, probably more right now than when this was first recorded. “Stabbed” is filled with piss and vinegar, but it is the title track that hits the hardest. “We are the boys/ who make too much noise—let’s stay/ let’s get it right.” Mission accomplished. –Sean Koepenick (Little Rocket, [email protected])