TRACYS, THE: Humdinger: CD

Jul 25, 2018

New York is a tough city for punk rock these days. The birthplace of our beloved brand of rock’n’roll—Ramones, The Dictators, The Heartbreakers—has been a wasteland for straight-up, snotty punk rock like this for quite some time. The Tracys don’t do anything groundbreaking or exceptional, but it’s undeniably refreshing to hear a band play this sort of punk rock in 2018. It’s proof that while you may only be working with three or four chords, there’s still a way to write a cool, catchy tune that isn’t an obvious rip off. Ramones, Circle Jerks, and Dead Kennedys vibes permeate this album. –Chad Williams (Self-released,