Posted in music on August 13, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Andrea Shettler

LA's Neighborhood Brats make quick punchy blasts of garage punk that have them sounding like a female-fronted Ramones or a more lo-fi Sahara Hotnights. The songs are fast, the melodies are familiar, and it's all the kind of stuff you can bop around to at a basement show and have a blast. The band's putting out a new album, Recovery, this month on Deranged Records, the label responsible for launching the careers of White Lung and Fucked Up. The album follows their super-fun 2013 LP on Deranged, No Sun No Tan, and this past January's Total Dementia EP which Dirtnap Records (Marked Men) put out. We've got the premiere of its new single, "One Wasted Year," that you can and should check out below.

No tour dates announced at the moment, but hopefully they'll hit the road again soon.




Comments (6)

Asshole with goatee looks like he's going through his first midlife crisis.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 3:40 PM

the brats in my neighborhood aren't 40 years old

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2014 4:43 PM

I liked 'em better when they were called the Epoxies.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 4:42 AM

The Epoxies... That's a bit a stretch, considering there are no synthesizers and no new wave influence whatsoever.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2014 10:40 PM

Very good stuff with good ideas and concepts, lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need.

Posted by rolex replica | August 15, 2014 3:31 AM

No "new wave" influence whatsoever? That whole "police siren" riff isn't a total new wave staple?

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2014 4:52 AM

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