By Steve Weinstein
By Bryan Bierman
By Lindsey Rhoades
By Chaz Kangas
By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Jena Ardell
By Jesse Sendejas Jr.
By Katherine Turman
Of the newer records below, the longest and noisiest and artsiest, by the lady-led Oakland trio She Mob, is also the catchiest and funniest. How often does that happen? Of the older stuff, the Residents are probably noisier and artsier, but only the Rezillos are catchier and funnier. Also worth mentioning is that Texas's Black Angels do a song called "The First Vietnamese War," and Jersey's DC Snipers do one called "Electric Chair From Saigon," though probably neither band has any members old enough to remember the conflict in question. And it should be noted that Art Brut ("I can't stand the sound of the Velvet Underground/I can't stand that sound, the second time around") might not approve of them.
(unlabeled drone-punk CD-R EP)
(MW Records goth-rock en español album)
DENNIS MOST AND THE INSTIGATORS
Dennis Most and the Instigators
(unlabeled Punk Rock Demo CD-R EP)
"Devil In the Detail"
(Caroline True Big Print 7-inch vinyl post-punk single)
In the Good Old Country Way
(Jive/Zomba Caroline True '80s post-punk fiddle-folk reissue)