FLAT WORMS: Red Hot Sands: 7” EP

Starts off with a wall of feedback, so ye expect things are gonna go down the Flipper path. Then the drums kick in, then howling guitars, and you find yourself trapped in a web of driving rhythms, catchy guitar hooks, largely spoken vocals, and three tunes that have an oddly “pop” sensibility despite all the above. The opener, “Red Hot Sands,” is white hot, and its two compatriots here are not far behind it. Fuck yeah, this does the trick. –Jimmy Alvarado (Volar, volarrecords.com)