The Generators
Street Justice 7″
(Pirates Press)

For two decades now, Los Angeles veterans The Generators have been doing their best interpretation of the early days of punk with influences from both sides of The Pond. A precursor to their forthcoming LP, the 2 songs here are packed with the intensity and sharp songwriting they’ve brought since 1997, as the band show zero signs of being placated with the status quo.

Title track “Street Justice” is a dark rocker with plenty of ’80s punk/hardcore lineage- even from the NYHC scene- and features sing-a-long choruses and incredible drum fills. At nearly 5 minutes it not only doubles the duration of most punk tunes but the quality, too. The B-side, “Blow Yourself Up”, is a more rowdy and quick paced affair, where fierce guitars and throaty singing with gang vocals supplement a volume and tempo that will also appeal to metal heads.

As with any Pirates Press release, you get a download code, a thick piece of wax, great color cover art and superior, timeless punk rock. If these 2 songs are any indication, the impending album from The Generators is going to require substantial listens.

Purchase the album here.


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