Varix: S/T 7"
2nd 7" from this band of Minneapolis / NYC punkers. I remember reading that someone from Sad Boys is in this band (maybe the drummer), and it bears some similarities to that band in its rawness, its Comes-influenced vocals, and the catchy lead guitar. There isn't really any pogo here, though; instead, the main inspiration seems to be raw yet catchy early European hardcore like Wretched, maybe with a hint of UK82 in places. The packaging on this is also SIIICK... a gorgeous 3-color screen print that you'll want to hang on your wall rather than hide away in your 7" bin.