VARIOUS ARTISTS: Killed by Meth: Rust Belt Rockers: LP

This fantastic comp brings together a series of grossly overlooked groups from the Rust Belt. It’s Trash!, based in London, Ontario, is a label to watch, as this LP is another welcome public service to those looking to discover a bunch of great current bands at the same time. I believe these songs are all demos or unreleased tracks by the acts included, with no duds in the batch. Fans of garage punk, even those in the know, will discover someone new and wonderful via this comp. It’s not just the title that’s clever, so seek it out before it’s gone. –Art Ettinger (It’s Trash!, itstrashrecords.bandcamp.com)