This month’s Rock Sound CD (192) praises Frnkiero andthe Cellabration for their quirky, distorted punk, Rob Lynch’s folk-happiness, Solemn Sun and their doom and gloom, Creeper’s punk rock and Code Orange and their scrambled, savage soundscapes.
Various Artists – Xtra Mile High Club Volume 5: Smokin’ (Signed Vs Unsigned)
What a generous lot Xtra Mile Recordings are. Here is a label that thrust the sorely missed Million Dead into our hearts and minds, as well as nurtured the talents of the mouth-kicking scallywags, Reuben. Well, they did to me. Smokin’ is a compilation album, crammed with a hefty 42 bands – half signed to the label and half unsigned that have been hand-picked by the bands on Xtra Mile’s roster.