Tuesday, 22 May 2012

22 May 2012

Complete distro list / to order: r_vergeldt (a) hotmail (dot)com 
 Los Monjo / Aspirina Infantil - split ep - £4.50 
"Rad pair-up between one Mexican and one Spanish band. Guadalajara's Los Monjo are up first, and while I've enjoyed pretty much all of their numerous records so far, they really knock this one out of the park... holy shit, they pretty much sound EXACTLY like prime-era Eskorbuto on these tracks. Huge, simple riffs, insanely catchy choruses, and a driving, HC-inspired backbeat. SHIT... if you dig old Spanish punk you NEED this one. As for Aspirina Infantil, they turn in two very different tracks. The first one definitely has a Clash-inspired vibe that I associate with old Spanish punk, but with just the slightest touch of rockabilly / 50s rock and roll to keep things fresh. Their other track is really weird, sounding more like a mid-80s Pusmort Records kind of thing, but without the huge production... it's definitely HC, but kind of quirky HC a la Christ on Parade or something like that. Their tracks aren't as immediately appealing as Los Monjo's, but they're certainly good. Gorgeous three-color silk screened artwork rounds out this bad-boy and makes it pretty essential for fans of Spanish punk. Metadona Records"
....what Sorry State said above.....total fucking winner!

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