FIX: Self-titled: 7”

Not to be confused with early ’80s collector scum favorites The Fix, this is some contemporary German weirdness. Starting off with a looping series of keyboard notes and “industrial”-sounding percussion with spoken vocals, this 7” doesn’t take long before it launches itself into some serious ferocity. A modern comparison that immediately comes to mind is the Raspberry Bulbs. The lead track on side B, “The Good Life,” is the real gem on this record, with feedbacky guitars, murky, chugging bass lines, and dark vocals. With nods to punk, noise, and experimental weirdness all present, this is an excellent record all around! –Mark Twistworthy (Phantom, phantomrecords.bandcamp.com)