The Phantoms “’65-’75” EP

San Diego rock'n'rollers The PHANTOMS offer us 5 covers from the 60s and 70s. The first one, BOWIE's "Drive-In Saturday" is very good, well they didn't change much of it to make it their own, but covering BOWIE has never been the easiest thing to do, and they managed to do it right! JOHNNY KIDD... Continue Reading →

Squarecrow “Rammi Jamms”

8 new songs from San Diego's melodic punk rock band SQUARECROW. Sunny, and full of energy, you'll easily get hooked on songs like "Sarasota" or "First Flight" and its cool guitar gimmick. "Right On" brings early BAD RELIGION to mind, and songs like "20/20", "Recipient" (cool metal guitar solo in this one!), and "Afterwards" (you... Continue Reading →

The Phantoms “S/T”

Fronted by Victor Penasola (from The ZEROS - the punk rock Zeros, not the purple glam ones-, and drummer for the reunited FLAMIN' GROOVIES), The PHANTOMS say their music is for fans of rock'n'roll, glam, bubblegum, garage, and everything in between... And well, this isn't a lie! "Baby Loves Rock'n'Roll" opens this 11 song album... Continue Reading →

Squarecrow “Oh, Ramona”

San Diego's SQUARECROW are back with a full album "Oh, Ramona." Somewhere between sunny Californian pop punk and 90s emo punk, the band also added a power pop touch to their music in songs like "My Ramona" and "Don't Worry." Up tempo skate punk fans will enjoy "Die Awake" and "Antenna Booster", RANCID fans might... Continue Reading →

Squarecrow “B Sides”

This band from San Diego can do magic tricks: They will take you back to the late 90s/early 00s without staying glued to the past. 6 punk rock songs full of guitar melodies/vocal harmonies in a HOT WATER MUSIC/JAWBREAKER way, and choruses made for singalongs ("Dysania", "Via Cadore.") While SQUARECROW sometimes seem to flirt with... Continue Reading →

The Regime “S/T”

San Diego punk rock with big influences from the first (and real) emo bands (FUGAZI, RITES OF SPRINGS, JAWBREAKER...)Honestly, I haven't been listening to any new band in that style in a long while so I was quite curious to listen to The REGIME. Moreover, there used to be quite a few interesting bands in... Continue Reading →

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