SKINNER: Ecdysis: 12”

I’m suspect of any punk or DIY record that includes a one sheet/press kit but I give everything a fair shake. After all, how bad could a band that co-opts the Simpsons for their album art be? Well as it turns out: pretty bad. It’s “being the only one of your friends who doesn’t smoke weed but likes punk so they hang out and watch their stoner friends jam out to the same note/chords over and over again” bad. Judging from the photos on their album insert, these folks like to have a good time, don’t take themselves too seriously and are anti-fascist, which is great! But I’d hate to be that brutally honest friend of theirs who, when asked, would tell them that they just plain suck. –Juan Espinosa (Subzine,