STARVING WOLVES: True Fire: LP

Debut album from Austin’s Starving Wolves, the latest project from Krum Bums and Casualties singer David Rodriguez. While this band doesn’t stray too far from the charged hardcore punk of those bands, the tunes are catchier and more melodic, without losing any of the attitude and aggression you’d expect from this type of punk. However, it’s the couple more mid-tempo songs that stick with me: “The Cradle and the Brave” has a bit of an Oxymoron feel to it and “Anthems on Aldrich” has the catchiest chorus of the bunch. Definitely worth a listen! –Chad Williams (Self-released, starvingwolvesatx.bandcamp.com)