VIOLENCE CREEPS: “Nephew Melting” b/w “Ford Go Bikes”: 7”

The two tracks on this single are scathing condemnations of “washed-up never-was” rock bros and the “stroller yuppies and Wes Anderson fucks” of Oakland, respectively. Violence Creeps deliver their indictments in plain language—lines like “you shit on female punks, you fuckin’ make me sick / Then, you snitch, you went and sucked La Migra’s dick” leave no room for misinterpretation. The music is steeped in caustic dissonance, bass and guitar lurching in different directions only to crash back together seconds later. “Nephew Melting” is gleefully snotty, while “Ford Go Bikes” is more of a grinding dirge—both are fucked up and great. –Indiana Laub (Total Punk, [email protected], floridasdying.com)