FLYTRAPS, THE: Wild Card: CD

The Flytraps are an up-tempo garage punk band that brings to mind the bravado of Johnny Thunders mixed with the Southern California influence and snottiness of The Stitches. There are a dozen punchy garage rock songs on this debut album, with a snarling, often ferocious-sounding vocalist really setting this apart from its peers. Mush-mouthed, twisted jumbles of words spewing from the speakers at one minute give way to precise, sharp vocally delivered lines; moments that are often cutting to the bone with endless attitude and swagger. –Mark Twistworthy (Burger, [email protected], burgerrecords.com / Outro)