CURLEYS cut THE out of their name so it would be bigger on flyers, CURLEYS will call you out if you don't watch their set, CURLEYS laugh at all of their own jokes... loudly. Urinals gone hardcore, Wimpy era Queers on speed. On their debut 7" these Gainesville cretins blast out six tracks of chainlink-guitar hyperactive punk. Frenzied, feverish, and 100% TOTAL PUNK!
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Our take: 6-song debut EP from this Gainesville band on Total Punk Records. I don’t associate Total Punk with the 6-song 7” EP format, but this record combines a lot of my favorite aspects of garage-punk and US-style hardcore into a nasty little ripper. The label’s description mentions Wimpy-era Queers, and that’s also the first comparison that jumped to my mind when I heard this record thanks to the rawness and the snot factor. However, Curleys have more USHC in their DNA than the Queers did, also reminding me of punky, first-generation hardcore like the Teen Idles or the early Necros. Like most Total Punk singles it’s over before you know what hit you, which only makes you want to go back for more.