SMOKERS: Falling Backwards: EP 7”

Smokers seamlessly combines power pop and dark punk. It’s pretty fantastic, and I’m into it. They’re catchy but not obnoxiously so. The power pop guitar riffs/melodies are plentiful but not overdone, and the underlying deep, almost post-punk bass keeps things tethered to the ground. I believe this is the first release on vinyl from this Bay Area band, even though they’ve been a local punks stalwarts for awhile. I’m so happy to get my grubby little fingers on it. –Camylle Reynolds (Mouth Magazine, mouth-magazine.com)