The Achtungs: S/T 7" (new)
Man, I NEVER would have guessed that this record was by a new band... everything about it from the layout to the production and the songwriting screams Europe circa '79... it's just absolutely perfect in every regard. They remind me a lot of Ivy Green (particularly the high-pitched yet melodic vocals) or the Lost Kids, but with the totally raw production of a US KBD band. If this thing had actually come out in the '70s it would probably be one of the best-regarded records of the era, and it's still a total breath of fresh air now. I just can't get over how perfect this sounds without sounding the least bit contrived or retro. Also, I could totally see a band like this dropping a two-song single, but there are six songs here and they are all snotty punk scorchers. Seriously, get this... my mind is blown!