P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.: Doomtown Shakes: LP

Portland, Ore.’s P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. play raw bar punk with lead guitar riffs and a major Motörhead influence. A supergroup consisting of members of noteworthy bands including Pierced Arrows, Defiance, and Poison Idea, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. might come off as too polished on this new full-length, but what’s to be expected from a seasoned batch of champions? It’s hard to envision them playing in non-smoky rooms, too, but it is 2017! They have a ton of releases already, but this LP is definitely a hearty addition to their catalog. –Art Ettinger (Rockstar, rockstarrecords.bandcamp.com)