LA TUYA: Self-titled: CD

La Tuya offer ten jolts of (mostly) sociopolitical DIY punk and hardcore on this self-released CD. There are short, raging hardcore songs and pissed-off traditional uptempo punk songs, with an occasional melody-infused melodic punk jammer mixed in. Being punks from Los Angeles is large part of their identity, and it shows in their sound. While there are definitely some songs that I like more than others on here, this whole release gives the most unpretentious vibe, instead seeming heartfelt, sincere, and real. –Mark Twistworthy (Self-released, facebook.com/latuyaeastlos)