Bad American: Pretty/Ugly 12"
After a killer 7" a while back, here's the debut 12" from Pennsylvania's Bad American. This is a great LP, and strikes me as a very eloquent distillation of a lot of different things that are happening in the HC scene right now. I hear the discordant, Void-inspired lead guitars of some of the mysterious guy HC bands, the heavy-as-s*** take on grooved-out, later Black Flag s*** that's propelled bands like Rational Animals, and even some of the catchy, riffy punk that has made bands like f***ed Up so popular. Basically, this is a catchy as f***, extremely well-written and well-produced HC band that transcends so much of the microgenre bulls*** that is going on today. If you like fast, 80s-inspired HC with memorable songwriting you will certainly dig this. Self-released