GINO AND THE GOONS: Off the Rails: LP

These kids inhabit a space that is smack dab between the Rip Offs and the Devil Dogs. There’s a lot more rock’n’roll swing in their oeuvre than the lion’s share of current garage punk bands is able to muster, which immediately puts them ahead of most of the pack. Album number five continues along their usual trajectory of high-octane stomp and swagger that’s raw, infectious, and tailor made for your next dance party. –Jimmy Alvarado (Big Neck)