Joystax: S/T 7"
More Japanese melodic punk from the Episode Sounds label. Joystax have a rad '70s-influenced punk sound that reminds me of one of my all-time favorite bands, the Dickies. Like that band, the vocals are kind of high-pitched but melodic and the guitars are big and catchy. The melodies are perhaps a bit darker and more in line with the kind of modern Japanese melodic punk sound, but overall this rips.