Joe Normal & The Anytown’rs “Entering Anytown U.S.A.” EP

JOE NORMAL AND THE ANYTOWN’rs are located in Los Angeles, but Joe is originally from New Jersey and you can fee lt in the songwriting. Melody and energy meets in a way that brings The REPLACEMENTS to mind in “Anytown” while “Nuthin’ (I Got Nothing)” has classic British rock’n’roll (STONES, FACES…) influences, and “Into The City Tonight” is a sunny 60s power pop song with great sounding guitars.The band’s biography says they’ve worked with IZZY STRADLIN, STIV BATORS, SYL SYLVAIN and DRAMARAMA among others in the past, so you know these guys can’t be wrong. This is short, but these 3 songs are a pretty good introduction to the band and this EP will definitely make you want to listen to more! /Laurent C.
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The Disconnects “Wake Up Dead”

Wake Up DeadThe DISCONNECTS have been touring all over the US, released two EPs, and now bring us this excellent 13 song album. Opening in a D GENERATION style with “Demoliton Heart”, The DISCONNECTS also remind me of JEFF DAHL or The JONESES on “Wake Up Dead” or “She’s a Fink.” Dirty rock’n’roll with snotty vocals, larsens and attitude, but the band also knows how to add some melody (“Lonely Boy”, “For Mindy”) in a NEW YORK DOLLS/JOHNNY THUNDERS way, or sometimes close to The STAR SPANGLES (“I Don’t Mind”, “Kills Me Sick.”)
They also have the raw energy of the DEAD BOYS and the RAMONES way of riffing (“Makes Me Wanna Kill”, “No Life Like The Low Life”), and it seems like they won’t change their style to math rock tomorrow, since their favourite equation is “E=MC5”! The last song (“Sick Sick Sick”) sounds like a DAMNED tribute, and we won’t complain about that… These guys can’t go wrong, and you should check it out by yourself./Laurent C. for UK and Europe sales For North America For Canada

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