HORRIBLE GIRL AND THE HOT MESS: Do You Know Who Your Friends Are?: CD

Jan 21, 2022

Only a handful of decent punk bands have emerged from South Carolina, but add this band to the short list. They’ve broken up now, but they added their last EP on to this release, so it serves as a retrospective. It isn’t just straight-ahead punk. “Graduation” has a Guided By Voices vibe but with more desperation. “Making Out with Strangers” sports this classic line: “I could be the Jackie O of making out with strangers.” Hey Ms. Horrible, don’t worry. Things will get better. –Sean Koepenick (Fire Hazard, horriblegirl.bandcamp.com)