PLAGUES, THE: “Shadow of a Doubt” b/w “Hector the Connector”: 7”

Jul 20, 2022

Hostage has been slinging SoCal beach punk for over twenty-five years, taking the stage set by bands like The Crowd, Mad Parade, et cetera and continuing the tradition of nautical star tattoos, sunglasses, skateboards and stripey shirts. Launching bands like the Smogtown, Bonecrusher, Fakes, and the like they seldom put a foot wrong and this is no exception to the rule. Straight-up beach punk swagger, with a sound that could have been lifted off an old Posh Boy comp. –Tim Brooks (Hostage,

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