STANK VOOR DANK: Where Seagulls Dare: 10” EP

Tight, clean hardcore with quite a bit of O.C. melodicism thrown into the mix from a band with a Dutch name hailing from San Francisco. The singer, who somehow manages to recall both Keith Morris and Smogtown/Gross Polluter Chavez, addresses topical issues with wit while the rest of the band serves up a bed of mid-speed, catchy thrashing. Wasn’t quite sure at the outset how this was gonna go, but the band is quite good and I’m betting they’re a hoot live. –Jimmy Alvarado (Stank Voor Dank,