RED SQUARES: Modern Roll: 7”

A repress of the only single by an obscure Phoenix punk band, originally released in 1981 on Nanxiety. Both songs have subsequently appeared on different KBD installments, so I imagine an original copy is probably going for the same rate as a down payment on a Tesla these days. The title track is a mid-tempo punker typical of the time, and the flip, “Time Change,” is a tad zippier with more attitude, and definitely the pick of the two. Limited to five hundred copies, red vinyl, and a nice edition for those who care more about paying for the tunes than for status symbols collecting dust. –Jimmy Alvarado (Slope)