Beast Love in a Dying World / Floating Dead 7″

If BEAST were English, they’d undoubtedly be big hits among the “positive punk” set (see UK section for more). As it is, they’re American and will probably be subject to well-deserved ridicule. If you add sax and a glossy horror image to a basic post-punk approach, you’ve got BEAST.

Beast Possessed / Wolfbane Nite 7″

The long-awaited return of ex-CRAMP Brian Gregory. Does his new band also feature primitive punkabilly? Unfortunately not. Instead, we get an atmospheric post-punk sound complete with haunting female vocals, a sax, synthesized sound effects, and a squeaky clean guitar. The horror themes alone remind one of the CRAMPS, so listen to this before you buy.