Neighborhood Brats: Birthright 7"
Latest EP from this California punk band. I'm pretty sure this is the first I've heard from them and this is totally ripping. The vocals are kind of rocked-out and remind me of the Runaways, but the music is super tough, riff-y hardcore punk. They even do a totally wild Youth of Today cover on here. There's a definite attention to songcraft here that allies the band more with punk than hardcore, but it's so raw and aggressive that hardcore kids will dig it. There's a Neo-Cons connection here, and my guess is that if you like Neo-Cons (or prime-era Dwarves) you'll absolutely love this. A total rager. Deranged Records