EDDIE & THE SUBTITLES: Self-titled: CD

An album’s worth of new tunes from an infamous L.A./O.C. band responsible for one of the most iconic tunes from the first era of Southern California hardcore, “American Society.” While nothing here quite meets that big bar, things are remarkably consistent with the band’s “classic” output—gritty bar punk with a fair share of covers and some originals with lyrics that are a bit more astute and topical than may be noticed at first blush. Good stuff, and it’s nice to see ’em out making noise again. –Jimmy Alvarado (Eddie & The Subtitles, facebook.com/eddieandthesubtitlespunk)