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The Distillers
The Distillers 7" (Hellcat Records)

By: Alex Steininger

Hellcat's latest signing, and first 7" release, The Distillers crank out powerful, adrenaline-charged, give-it-your-all punk so fast and vigorous you won't no what hit you. And, what's more, the front person of the band is female. Not that females can't rock, because they can, and they're damn good at it too. But, Brody Armstrong leads this trio through some of the best new punk rock I've heard. Her voice is like a female Tim Armstrong - all the fury and spite unleashed with every word. "Old Scratch," "LA Girl," "Colossus USA," and "Black Heart" will all hit you from behind and kick your ass. Here is a nice slab of punk vinyl. I'll give it an A-.
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