Black Panties: S/T Flexi 7"
After a trio of excellent cassette releases, here's the debut flexi from St. Louis's Black Panties. The snotty vocals definitely allow this to fit in with the whole midwest slime punk scene that seems to be coalescing right now, but the bright, powerful production on this EP gives it the kind of crack that anyone into classic-sounding hardcore should be able to get down with. More than just loud and fast, though, this has some serious catchy punk songwriting chops that remind me a little bit of Texas's video, particularly on the second track, "Caught Posing." A total banger and another winner from the great Lumpy Records.