HUNCHES, THE: Self-titled: LP

Almost Ready pulls outta the ether an aborted 2001 album session from these Portland malcontents, and it’s a doozy. I vaguely remember being unimpressed with something else I’d heard from them, but this bad boy comes off like a long lost Dead Boys session, had they survived into the ‘00s with some nasty speed habits intact. Untamed, caustic, and up to its eyeballs in attitude, this’ll do you solid, punk. –Jimmy Alvarado (Almost Ready, almostreadyrecords.com)