Album Review

Croissants, The – “Braindead Airhead” – [Sacramento Records]

Thurston Hunger   6/29/2011   7-inch, A Library

Whiplash 7″ that takes care of its does, doses and don’ts. Two
tracks feature the action of “Don’t” one of them about not
leaving college (and maybe wanting a friend/girl/mascot to
stay in the tar pit with the singer). This is powery poppy
punky, not too snide on the inside. Seems these Croissants ran
out of butter and got filled with glue. You can still sniff
it on the raspberry sorbet tinted vinyl. Guitar has nice
careless blair. The title track slams out some Bam, Bam
Bam Bam vocals to invoke Saint Joey Ramone. And “I Don’t
Get To Leave” does that bouncing of drums and guitar that
also brings to mind good ol’ punk energy. Most of the chords
stick to the power variety, a little minor chord sweep on
“Textbook Case.” Short as a sneeze 7″. A nice match to have
them on Charles Albright’s label.

-Thurston Hunger

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