RAT’S REST: On the Eastside: 7” EP

The gruff quality of the vocals quickly brings Leatherface to mind, a feeling reinforced by the combination of drive and melody in the music. The lack of Hüskeresque noodling and largely straightforward hammering of the dual guitars, however, indicate other influences are afoot and tempers any out-of-hand dismissals of them merely photocopying their heroes. Four tunes here, not a stinker in the bunch. All told, a solid release. –Jimmy Alvarado (Dead Broke)