The Hippo

HOME| ADVERTISING| CONTACT US|

 
Oct 1, 2014







NEWS & FEATURES

POLITICAL

FOOD & DRINK

ARTS

MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE

POP CULTURE



BEST OF
CLASSIFIEDS
ADVERTISING
CONTACT US
PAST ISSUES
ABOUT US
MOBILE UPDATES
LIST MY CALENDAR ITEM






The Bronx, IV
(White Drugs/ATO Records)

02/14/13
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



2/14/2013 - Naturally progressive step for this L.A. punk fixture – no, it’s not “White Guilt” all beefed up, stuff you’d hear during mall-shopping montages on Teen Mom, but neither is it a return to the Jackass-ish wilding days of their 2003 debut, when they sounded like the New York Dolls after having angry lobsters dropped into their pajamas. Like so many bands of that era (we talked about Offspring just a couple of weeks ago, wasn’t it?) these guys have finally taken a shine to rawk ’n roll itself as a genre. “Along For the Ride” has as much in common with early ’90s Rush as it does with Iggy; they yell and scream, but a certain jazz-chord-wonkishness can be heard through the rancor. In “Style Over Everything” they wail like Hives duking it out with Motorhead, which, come to think of it, is pretty much the angle on everything on here. A

 






®2014 Hippo Press. site by wedu