ZERODENT: Soul Mender: 7”

Where the hell did these fellas come from? Australia, that’s where. To me, some bands just don’t need subgenres and flashy categories to describe what they do. They just play punk rock in the truest way—no smoke, no mirrors. Bands like Radioactivity, The Saints, The Ramones have done this well. Zerodent are not any of those bands, they’re their own thing, and I dig it. –Ryan Nichols (Almost Ready, [email protected])