REIZ: Self-titled: LP

Reiz are a pretty cool, ’77-inspired, punky garage rock band from Germany who give me a little Johnny Thunders and a little Fidlar. Sometimes they are fast, like Euro skate punk, and other times they are straight-ahead rock with Hives-style vocals. Some of the titles of their songs are in English like “Cool” (which has a reference to their band name in it), “Smooth Joe,” and “Sex,” but the songs are in German. Sounds great. I wish I understood German so I could understand what they’re saying. There is a cool, freaky drawing of a Sasquatch playing a flute that looks like a baguette that anyone can enjoy! –Candace Hansen (Spastic Fantastic, spasticfantastic.bandcamp.com / Kink, kink-records.de / Pifia, pifiarecords.bandcamp.com, [email protected])