KNOW SECRETS: At Rise: LP

A “supergroup” effort, apparently—twenty folks from the Bay Area punk/hardcore scene get together to kick up some dust. There’s a heavy mid/late-’80s feel to here, not in a dated way but more in reference to an experimental period during the greater punk scene’s storied history when musicians (well, the ones who didn’t opt to take a stab at the metal brass ring) became proficient enough to wanna try some different things. Very early DC-emo is an easy reference point, but there are also some almost tribal rhythmic sensibilities, pop, art-rock, rock and—yes—punk/hardcore influences regularly popping up in the proceedings. Creative and consistently on-point, this hits deftly its mark. –Jimmy Alvarado (301 Collective, facebook.com/301collective)