LAST GANG, THE: Keep Them Counting: CD

I remember seeing The Last Gang shredding the shit our of unsuspecting bars in OC a decade ago and it’s so great to see Brenna Bishop and the gang getting some much-deserved recognition with their Fat debut Keep Them Counting. They’re doing early aughts punk rock the right way: a little Laura Jane Grace with pop rock sheen, a little Joe Strummer producing the Distillers vibe. For fans of classic Epitaph bands, their bouncy bass and catchy melodies would have fit right in on all those iconic Punk-O-Rama comps. –Candace Hansen (Fat Wreck Chords)