HOUND: Born Under 76: LP

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)