FOSTER CARE: Sterilization: LP

This is cathartic. I can’t figure out why I’m feeling so generous to this record, when in the past I’ve hardly enjoyed many records with a similar tone. The self-assuredness of the band helps. The incredibly ridiculous(ly awesome) aesthetic of the record helps. On a musical level, it doesn’t feel like I’m just hearing the greatest hits of the hardcore garage punk songbook again. These guys are sloppy, aggressive, and just a tad bit cocky. They hit a spot somewhere between Adolescents and the Circle Jerks. I would be a treat to stumble into a punk club and happen upon these guys playing in a dark corner. They probably rule live. –Bryan Static (Total Punk, floridaisdying.com)