OLD CITY: Sunny Days: 12” EP

Deep sound for a three piece. As far as I can tell, this is one of the band’s earliest outings finally put to vinyl, and it’s cool. That kind of dark, apocalyptic, chilling punk shit that Portland’s well known for. Offers a similar sense of desolation and menace that Coldbringer, Nuclear Spring, or maybe From Ashes Rise offered up, though I think that’s more just a feeling Old City evokes, rather than a purely sonic similarity. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this band, and this five-song 12” solidifies the fact that I need to see them live. Recommended. –Keith Rosson (Old City)