DRUNK NUNS, THE: …And Friends: CD

Sometimes I can’t tell if a band is being sarcastic. Case in point, The Drunk Nuns have a song called “Gotta Believe Me” that starts with the line, “I’m drinking all the beers tonight. I’ll smash your fucking face in tonight,” and I can’t tell for sure if they are really trying to do tough talk or they’re making fun of drunks who do tough talk. I want to believe that they are jokers, especially considering the title of the record and the fact that all of the songs are “featuring” somebody, like the owner of the record label. On the other hand, they do a kind of whiney melodic punk thing that sounds pretty sincere at times. Unfortunately, it’s all kind of forgettable. –MP Johnson (Ocelot)