DOWN LOVE: Trust: LP/CD

Yet another band taking a huge chunk of influence from Jawbreaker, and whilst it doesn’t totally define Down Love’s sound, it’s impossible to ignore. Trust has an anthemic sound with enough of an edge to keep it from being too clinical, and that’s what retains my interest. Another plus point is the track “Those Words You Said,” dedicated to the late Wiz of Mega City Four, whose passing in 2006 is still mourned by many in the punk scene and is a fitting tribute. Another decent new release by Boss Tuneage, a label that rarely lets me down. –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage, bosstuneage.com)