VULTURAS, THE: Self-titled: 12”EP

Vintage-sounding beach punk thuggery abounds here. Not so much a throwback as a continuation, one can hear echoes of some of L.A. punk’s fearsome, and feared, bands of yore. Largely mid-tempo and punchy, buried underneath the gruff exterior are more sophisticated ideas and influences that at times give things a surfy, bluesy swing. Thumbs way up. –Jimmy Alvarado (Hostage)