LUMPS: Curses: CS

This record is friggin’ great. Lumps have a late mid-’60s garage-y sound akin to the Animals (maybe that’s the bass talking) knocking heads simultaneously with a mid-’80s Minneapolis vibe with a dash of hardcore thrown into the pot for flavor. Very much in line with the Woggles and early stuff by the Makers, but the songwriting is more polished and sophisticated. And then at times Lumps offer up sonic flamethrowers that burn your world to the ground. This is an almost perfect example of a band having the “Estrus sound” while not on Estrus. Loved it. –The Lord Kveldulfr (King Pizza)