FELCHERS: Self-titled: LP

When a band self-describes as having a Crucifucks influence, expectations rise. Doc Dart was one of the craziest vocalists in the history of punk, and this Midwest group has a similarly odd singer, as hyperbolic as that might seem. Under the carapace of bizarreness lies an insanely catchy record that fans of wild 1980s punk will absolutely adore. The record comes with a zine-like lyric insert that’s almost as much of a trip as the record itself. Felchers don’t feel like a tribute band, even though this could pass for a decades-old LP. Delivering on the bold promise of appealing to Crucifucks fans, this is one of the most exciting records of 2019. –Art Ettinger (General Speech)