Pin It
Favorite

'First Four EPs,' OFF! 

Punk rock the way it used to be.

click to enlarge art16059.jpg

Initially, the idea of LA’s classic hardcore send-back “supergroup” OFF! flirts dangerously with the image of four old standbys getting together and recreating the punk of yesteryear. Not a single track on their 17-minute first LP, the collection First Four EPs, plays longer than a minute and a half. Lyrical topics range from anger and alienation to, like, the government, dude. Sound familiar?

Yet something about the OFF! project feels slightly more clever than derivative. While this sound may primarily strike the “rehash” power chord, these guys were all formidable acts in their heyday. The raw and simplistic sound of three chords is natural in the hands of OFF!, and while some filler is certainly present, the group genuinely captures the abrasive spirit of West Coast hardcore. It’s crunch with a heavy dose of nostalgia and the perfect amount of “f--- you.”

DOWNLOAD: “F--- People”

{embed_video}

Tags:

  • Pin It

Latest in Music

  • Hear This
  • Hear This

    How George Relles has helped shape the Festival at Sandpoint's sound since day one
    • Jul 29, 2015
  • Human Touch
  • Human Touch

    Michael Franti makes the personal political in his new music
    • Jul 29, 2015
  • Drinking Songs, And Then Some
  • Drinking Songs, And Then Some

    Whitey Morgan's independent streak makes him a must-hear modern country outlaw
    • Jul 22, 2015
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue
Keb' Mo'

Keb' Mo' @ Bing Crosby Theater

Thu., July 30, 7:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Jordan Satterfield

  • Just Listen
  • Just Listen

    A veteran of the Spokane music scene tells us why you should love your local tunes
    • Sep 17, 2014
  • Amplifier Worship
  • Amplifier Worship

    Japanese three-piece Boris may just be the loudest band you've ever heard
    • Aug 13, 2014
  • Ceaseless Rocker
  • Ceaseless Rocker

    Rich Robinson continues to create an impressive output even with the Black Crowes on hiatus
    • Jul 9, 2014
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • No Stopping Him

    Graham Nash has written songs that moved a generation, and he's still creating
    • Jul 8, 2015
  • More »

© 2015 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation