PERMANENT RESIDUE: Self-titled: CS

Like something found in a punk house basement, Permanent Residue is sure to leave a mark on you. The Chicago-based band features members of Canadian Rifle and Fuck You, Idiot. I dug how they were able to be both poppy and gritty. Kate Manic has a great voice, ranging from sweet to snotty, and she plays a good harmonica in addition to guitar. Rocking out to this is making me yearn for the return of basement shows in a post-COVID world. –Paul J. Comeau (Dead Broke, deadbrokerecords.com)