The Spits are one of the few modern punk bands who do more than merely revive the ancient past. On their variously numbered self-titled albums and the In the Red Records release V, the Seattle combo slam through a series of nonstop, sludgy, grimy punk blasts with a sullen fervor. Straight-ahead guitar-punk songs are infused with new-wave keyboards as singer-guitarist Sean Wood rants about haunted houses, skateboarding, partying, chemtrails and the police. Headliners Sheer Mag hail from Philadelphia and indulge in a more stubbornly retro classic-rock sound on their intermittently engaging 2017 debut album, Need to Feel Your Love. “Blood From a Stone,” from their upcoming release A Distant Call, is a typically energetic rocker that’s unfortunately marred by lyrical clichés. With Die Group and Public Eye.
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