ORNITORRINCOS: Ladrones de Riffs: EP

Fast, thrashy hardcore punk that brings to mind early U.S. hardcore—I hear strains of Black Flag in the guitar playing and in the drum intro to “Brand Flag” and a touch of the Dead Kennedys in “Ingrejinha Über Alles”—except these guys hail from Brazil, and add a little bit of their own spin to the sound. They can be urgent and somewhat intense in their playing, but there’s a sense of light heartedness that touches everything here. Seek this one out, as well as their split with La Flingue from a couple years back. –Matt Average (Yeah You!, yeahyourecords.bigcartel.com)