SIR COYLER & HIS ASTHMATIC BAND: Don’t Shake: CD

Southern blues-punk outta the Pacific Northwest, specifically Seattle. Less swampy than, say, The Gun Club, theirs is a sound that nonetheless revels in the sleazy voodoo underbelly that fuels rock’n’roll’s dark soul. This is tricky terra to tread, but they do so with a nice balance of revelry and reverence. –Jimmy Alvarado (Five-Five Hole, five-fiveholerecords.bandcamp.com)