DOTS: Self-titled: LP

Members of Midnite Snaxxx, Bad Daddies, and FM Knives mix trash rock and mid-tempo hardcore into a primal stew, season it with keys and sly hooks buried deep, then drown the vocals in liberal dollops of delay. The resulting cacophony is more engaging than one might have expected—bob-inducing and at times veering on the psychedelic. Folks quick to write ’em off as “simplistic” might find themselves eating their words in short order. –Jimmy Alvarado (Dirt Cult)