SILVER SCREAMS: Defective Machines: 12” EP

Punk-heavy rock, or vice-versa. There’s also a hint of country buried very, very deep down, which adds an odd ‘80s glam undertow to things, which I imagine isn’t unintentional. The track that sparks best, though, is a cover of Joy Division’s “Disorder,” which stomps along in ways nothing preceding it does—which isn’t to say what precedes it sucks, per se, just that the originals could use a bit of more of what informs and inspires them to put in a good cover of a band notoriously difficult to do justice. –Jimmy Alvarado (Silver Screams, silverscreams.us)