VACATION: Mouth Sounds #2699: LP

Gritty Cincinnati punk, just dirty as hell. If Future Virgins tried to cover the first Black Flag EP but had to make all the songs at least two minutes long, it might sound something like this. Confident and catchy, big hooks and choruses, right on the cusp of a “garage rock” tag but a little too laden with unbridled propulsion, this thing just rips from the start. Wasn’t expecting much from the cover art, but that’s what I get for judging a book, et cetera. Or record, in this case. Whatever. Point being, it’s good, check it out. –Keith Rosson (Let’s Pretend)