Bleached Black Wrist Slashing Romance 12″

This Connecticut band sometimes sounds like one of those tedious UK post-punk outfits, then they turn around and produce rockin’ 60s-tinged guitar-heavy numbers. The best of the latter is probably “Prey for Me,” but the lack of slickness on the production makes this debut pretty enjoyable in an early MISSION OF BURMA-type way.

Levelors Last Supper 12″

A real split personality here—of the six songs, two are soft rock, two are hard rock, and two are punk. Since those are the only two I could stomach, I will only speak of them…and they’re quite good—real driving punk with good hooks and singing. Odd.