The Motards

Rock Kids (eMpTy)

Eighteen songs, 27 minutes. That's rock & roll, man! None of your epics or funk jams or weepy folk singers who don't wanna be called folk singers here. This is pure, undiluted screech, crafted by advocates of on-the-job training and free-flowing beer. This is slices of life from pizza note carriers, librarians, and screen printers searching for a little relief from the endless grind of sub-poverty level Austin life. This is what 20-plus years of hoarding Dwarves and Black Flag records will get ya. This is smart and expansive enough to embrace both ancient and forgotten Oi! anthems ("You Make Me Sick" by Satan's Rats) and Willie Nelson (wouldja believe "I Gotta Get Drunk" goes thrashcore?). This is music so unrefined, it can make a digital production job sound like the tinniest two-track mess you've ever heard. And they like it like that. I dunno if, as some Motardheads claim, they're the new Pistols, the next hands-down legends of Texas punk rock, but they're certainly one of the few things which make living here worthwhile. In short, this is the shit.
HHH1/2 -- Tim Stegall

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