Since the dawn of time, “punk” and “hardcore” have been synonymous yet separate. The former invokes a more theatrical yet haphazard approach, with the latter connoting more deliberate and tough. The term “punk hardcore” has often come to mean a transitional phase between these to connected genres, but Houston, Texas’s Dress Code are not a missing link, they are the curators of this definition. Their use of both punk and hardcore’s defining features allow them to have a show where members fall and moshers mosh, while their music is a berates our ear drums with relentless speed and baritone vocals. Perception is the debut 7” out this winter on Xpressions Records.