FOOTBALL / WHITE SAVAGE: Split: LP

Football might be the least “marketable” band name ever. I mean, don’t even attempt to google that shit. Punk! Apart from both being from Chicago, both bands share two common members, Jered from The Ponys and Jim Hollywood, who has been in The Tyrades, Baseball Furies, and a million other great garagey punk bands over the years. Football sound like a “typical” Jim Hollywood band, that is, raucous garage punk with no shortage of catchy parts to grab your attention. White Savage is weirder with more psychedelic elements and less typically garagey but not entirely too different. With the pairing of these two Chicago fuzzed-out bands, this is a split LP that makes sense. Good stuff. –Mark Twistworthy (Big Neck, bigneckrecords.com)