A snapshot of the 2003 Cleveland punk scene, the vintage-leaning mix is touched by both pop and emo. Höstile Ömish turns in the Ramones-indebted, '50s-flavored "Mowawk." In the thrall of Samhain, Allergic to Whores contributes the creaking, off-melodic "Deadman's Noose." Playing like the Germs on a good night, Femsickliver gets rough on "Jerkoff Vacation." Other scene staples include the speed-rocking Vacancies and stone-heavy Disengage. Even when the local in-jokes don't translate -- witness the Anti-Socialists' "Trafficant Jam" -- the music warrants a listen by punk fans everywhere.
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