Crossed Eyes: Rattled 7" EP
Raleigh's Crossed Eyes (who, incidentally, share a bassist with Cross Laws) are somethinig a little different for Sorry State, but this EP is so damn amazing that I couldn't resist the offer to put it out. It's like Crossed Eyes took all of my favorite punk subgenres and put them into a blender of awesomeness... there are elements of Lookout!-style pop punk, '77 British stuff, US hardcore and even a little '60s influence here and there, but somehow it all comes out sounding seamless and original. Seriously, this disc will make you feel like you're 16 again, hearing Singles Going Steady for the first time. Recommended for fans of the Zero Boys, Marked Men and peak-period Screeching Weasel.