HOUND: Born Under 76: LP

Jan 31, 2018

The strangely strong vocals save this bearded bar punk act from Philadelphia from degenerating into cock rock territory. Influenced by the blues and classic rock in some semi-novel ways, there’s an attempt at artistry here that generally succeeds, although the extended instrumental passages aren’t as fulfilling as the times when the stellar vocals are present. It’s worth a listen, especially on vinyl, which Let’s Pretend never disappoints with, quality-wise. –Art Ettinger (Let’s Pretend)