DISLOCATION: Youth Control: CDEP

This Milwaukee four-piece is comprised of high school students and I must admit they sound a lot better than anything my friends were doing in our teens. The music is fast punk, like a cross between DRI and the Descendents. There’s a rumbling bass and shredding guitars with tight drumming. The vocals are a little off-key on some of the songs; I’d love to hear more yelling than singing on these tracks. Not sure if that would mean the need for a new vocalist, but the band could still retain a skate punk sound, even with a tougher vocal edge. Still, these five songs are promising. –Kurt Morris (dislocation1.bandcamp.com)