RIGOROUS INSTITUTION: Penitent: 7”

I hadn’t listened to crust punk in a minute before putting on Rigorous Institution, and the dirty dramatics of it were like a time machine back to the ol’ train yard. There are some really catchy, surprising vocal patterns and the synth adds an atmospheric layer to the tracks. This record is really solid, and I immediately went down a Dystopia wormhole after listening to it a couple times through. –Liz Jones (Black Water, [email protected], blackwaterpdx.com)