ESTRANGED, THE: “Frozen Fingers” b/w “Worlds of Birds”: 7”

“Frozen Fingers” finds Portland’s finest purveyors of gloomy, icy punk incorporating a tasteful dose of twang into their sound. It’s transporting. Images of an empty, dark house with a copy of The Gun Club’s Miamispinning in the living room come to mind. There’s comfort in the grit. On the B side, they cover a ’60s Dutch psychedelic garage rock band called Q65. As someone who has a lot of Estranged records already, I’m very happy to have this one now as well. –Daryl (Black Water)