ERIK NERVOUS: Teen Distortion Art Junk Music: 7” EP

Midwestern punk rock that sounds like it’s coming straight outta 1979, courtesy of one dude and his Tascam four-track home recording setup. The bulk of the tunes have echoes of Texas malcontents the Hates in ‘em, with the occasional synth inclusion to up the wavy-oddball factor. Tunes are strong and the performance has a tightness and sincerity that could’ve gone horribly wrong in the hands of lesser folk. –Jimmy Alvarado (Neck Chop, facebook.com/NeckChopRecords)