SUCK, THE: Self-titled: 7”

Jul 25, 2018

The Suck is from Harrisburg, Pa. and play genuine, straightforward pop punk and streetpunk, done to catchy perfection. As a five-piece, they have a full sound, with Screeching Weasel and Ramones-infused lead guitar lines that are never ever metal. “All We Know” is an instant anthem, kind of a major feat for a newish band to pull off on a debut record. The band members have punk aliases (The Cola, The Basement, The Dunk, The Problem, and The Alien), which is an underused gimmick. But they’re far from a concept band, sticking to the basics in all of the right ways. Precisely what the punk doctor ordered, The Suck is a solid antidote to the overly grownup sounds of today. –Art Ettinger (Self-released,