GRADE 2: Mainstream View: LP

This reissue of Grade 2 from Germany’s Mainstream View EP contains bonus tracks from their other early singles to reach the running time of a full-length. Known for being extremely young when the band formed, Grade 2 won over hearts and ears when they blasted onto the scene five or so years ago with their beguiling brand of melodic oi. It’s a co-release with the European label Demons Run Amok, with Pirates Press joyously making Grade 2 accessible stateside. As is tradition with the label, it’s fancily pressed in a few different colors/versions. Grade 2 gets good grades from this shaven-headed record reviewer! –Art Ettinger (Pirates Press)