After 10 years The Muffs have finally released a record reminiscent of their typical 90’s, emotional, super-enunciated, upbeat pop-punk rock. Similar to the kind that graced the Clueless movie in 1995, the songs project Kim Shattuck’s voice, unchanged by time, still howling glottal stops and moaning vowels. All the songs kinda do sound the same, though. […]
SoCal EMO REVIVAL ON 3RD LP. THE SMITHS-INFLUENCED W/ NASAL POP-PUNK CROON OVER BRITPOP GUITARS, JANGLY POWER CHORDS, SYNTHS AND MELANCHOLY. PLAY: 3, 4, 5, 10 FCC: 1, 8, 9 RIYL: CHEAP GIRLS, PITY SEX, DADS, BRAID, PAWS
DRIVING, LO-FI PUNK. HOOKY WITH SARDONIC BUZZ, NASALLY ANGSTY VOCALS. EQUAL PARTS POP-PUNK & INDIE ROCK APATHY. PLAY: 2, 3, 4, 6, 11 FCC: 1, 5, 8, 9 RIYL: SUPERCHUNK, ARCHERS OF LOAF
MINIMALIST PUNK DUO W/ POP VIBES & LAZY, NASALLY VOCALS. EQUALLY LOUD/DESTRUCTIVE & PENSIVE/HAUNTING. PLAY: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 11 RIYL: NO AGE, THEE OH SEES, PROTOMARTYR, OFF!
Dirty Rice is the first album in seven years from Mad Caddies, who were part of the third wave of ska in the mid/late 90’s. While they never saw the mainstream success of bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, No Doubt, or Reel Big Fish, they put out plenty of quality music. On Dirty Rice, […]
Rough Francis– Maximum Soul Power Release date: 2014March11 Label: Riot House Records Rating: 4/5 Maximum Soul Power is the first full-length release from Burlington’s own, Rough Francis! I was blown away by their EP several years ago, which had an excellent sense of timing and energy. “Ruffians” and “Not A Nice Guy” both deliver a […]
Fucked Up– Year of the Dragon EP Release date: 2014April15 Label: Tankcrimes Rating: 4.5/5 This EP is part of the Zodiac series of EPs from Toronto’s Fucked Up. For those not familiar, Fucked Up has been described as a “prog-punk” band due to their willingness to push out the boundaries of punk rock itself. I […]